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08 Aug 2018 21:04:00
Kurt Zouma is the new name being branded about.

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08 Aug 2018 21:16:42
Better than Maguire.

08 Aug 2018 21:21:04
We've been linked with so many centre backs in the last week it's unreal!

Since every CB under the sun is being linked with us, I'm going to hazard a guess that our new CB who will start against Leicester on Friday will be David May. That seemed as likely at the start of the summer as Kurt Zouma. David May works for MUTV so we know it's achievable by the deadline. Who knows we might even get that winger we all want if he brings Bojan Djordjic with him?

08 Aug 2018 22:03:01
The more the merrier.

08 Aug 2018 23:01:34
Zouma is not a bad player. I think he is better than rojo and Jones. But he is not the world class centre back we need. Would rather fork out on a left back or right winger. I wonder who were get linked with 2mo.

08 Aug 2018 18:15:15
So Sanchez is unhappy with the summers recruitment so far.

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08 Aug 2018 18:31:51
How did you come up with that?

08 Aug 2018 18:33:23
Players don’t want to go to Utd, Utd players don’t want to be here, Jose doesn’t like being here,
Glazers are going to have to dig deep to get out of this mess they’ve made,
3rd season for Jose, I’m normally upbeat on the Jose revolution at Utd, but for the 1st time since Fergie first came from Aberdeen, I’m genuinely worried where we’re going, I hope I’m wrong.

08 Aug 2018 18:50:14
It's starting to get really worrying now if we end up with boateng were in real trouble.
the guys more injury prone than any of our defenders
I can see this going only one way and that's looking for a new manager come Xmas.

08 Aug 2018 19:07:53
wwe haven't kicked a ball this season. had a preseason with hardly a first team squad. get a grip lol.

08 Aug 2018 19:23:29
Wow this place is depressing, getting embarrassing now.

08 Aug 2018 20:08:50
Lots of winnable games at the beginning of our fixture list. A few good results and the mood will soon change.

08 Aug 2018 20:46:35
A comment online attributed to Sanchez.

08 Aug 2018 21:21:43
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Reading some of this really is depressing, some of our fans are the worst around. It very much is a ‘it is what it is’ situation and as fans we need to try and be much more positive. Has everyone forgotten Leicester? Anything is possible and until 10-15 games have passed this season none of us really know anything. It most certainly isn’t a case of ‘worried where we’re going’, try and enjoy life a bit more. It’s too short and if you don’t enjoy supporting the side, support someone else.
Much love.

09 Aug 2018 00:31:18
What an arrogant statement to make. Just because some fans don’t like what’s happening with our club and voice their opinion on here it doesn’t make us the worst around or plastic fans.

I’ve been a season ticket holder some 1982 and car a few seasons when I was playing myself or away in the military I don’t miss many games Home or away. I think I’m a pretty loyal and patient fan and don’t have any entitlement to success but I do believe in doing things the right way.

Bring through youth and it’s happened since before Fergie, and most of all trying to play attacking football.

I don’t always demand shiny new players, in fact I think bar one of two positions we have a really good squad.

The issue is the manager, the owners have given him huge amounts of money to spend and frankly he hasn’t spent wisely or has spent it on players I presume after scouting them and tries to change the way they play. Mkhitaryen, pogba, Sanchez didn’t play the way he wants them to at their previous clubs. If I were Woodward I’d be seriously doubting whether to give him even more money to waste on 29 year olds with little sell on value when there’s other clubs buying better, developing better or shock horror merely getting the most out of the players they have.

Worst of all is his constant undermining of players confidence and abilities with his barbs and criticisms in the press. That’s not how you manage any employee in any business and it’s ceetainkg not how you manage multimillionaire professional sportsmen.

The man is outdated and becoming increasingly narcissistic. That’s my opinion and one that I’m entitled too. T might not make everyone agree with me but it also doesn’t mean I’m totally wrong either. But to tarnish everyone that doesn’t share the same view as being somewhat less of a fan for daring to disapprove of the manager is a disgrace.

I spend a huge amount of money following united and I’ve already given my ticket away for fridays game. For once united will Not be my priority this season and that’s because his style of football and his terrible attitude have turned me off. I’m saddened that it’s come to this but it does not make me a second rate fan. I just don’t see why I should spend my leisure time watching outdated boring football.

09 Aug 2018 09:59:29
I think Giggsy doesn't realise that other people have opinions too? I live in France now so don't get to OT now, so its TV for me. which is great as I can turn Joses borathon off when it gets too much for me. Our club is a mess!

09 Aug 2018 10:35:12
Superb post, Airforce. Nailed it for me.

09 Aug 2018 20:10:31
It’s utterly ridiculous. It’s an embarrassment. I’m not sure what some people prioritise! Football or transfers. It’s all becoming so artificial, 24hours and Sky will show the “who spent the most” league table so we can all whinge relentlessly about Woodward, the Glazers or Jose depending on your toxic point of view.

08 Aug 2018 13:06:55
Ed i know pogba has been spoken about a lot before but seems like something could be happening with Barcelona, if we can find a replacement before the window closes. Do you see us signing a player then selling pogba after the English deadline? seen a couple of reports linking us with savic. i understand if there is nothing new any information is appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - The situation remains as I have explained.}

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08 Aug 2018 13:37:01
Almost certain we won’t sign anyone now. If we sold Pogba after the deadline too, then goodness, we’d be even more screwed than we already are. Awful transfer window.

08 Aug 2018 13:51:16
ed has said there is plenty of time left, both ed 001 and 002 seem confident we will sign someone I've no reason to doubt them. i'm hopeful on alderweireld still.

08 Aug 2018 13:53:53
The club has been backed into a corner. We have a player who we have tried to sell all summer, a player who doesn't want to be at our club anymore.

Yet no one has bid until now, so we are left with 36 hours before the transfer window closes. And we are to sort out a massive deal for a player leaving the club while also finding a replacement. We have to do this while everyone side outside of EPL has no time pressure as they still have weeks to go before their deadline.

Combine this with another 2-3 players who are unhappy and want to leave, plus the need to sign at least a couple more without replacing any potential exits leaves us with a mountain to climb or face being left in a bit of a mess.

Now for once I do feel a little sympathy for Jose, he clearly wanted more done and soon so the players could bed in.
However, the fact both Pogba and Martial two of our few potential world class players wants to leave are in a large part down to him and his handling of them.

So he certainly hasn't helped himself. I don't know what goes on behind closed doors, but publicly he has been picking fights with everyone, including players like Valencia who he has recently made captain. This surely can't be helping to create a good working environment.

Currently we have 3-5 players who want to leave the club, rats leaving a sinking ship comes to mind.

This pre-season has been very similar to the one before Jose's Chelsea meltdown.

Preseason has felt aimless like a boat without a rudder just drifting, at the mercy of the tides.

A captain who cared about the ship would be doing all he can to fix the rudder and give the boat a sense of direction. However, Jose just seems intent on smashing up the life rafts and blaming everyone else.

This season will end in heartbreak for many United fans. When it does it is vital that we don't start in fighting and blaming either the "Jose in" or the "Jose out" fans and we get behind the new manager. The club needs a man in our clubs own image. Someone who knows what it is to represent our club, someone who knows what it mean to our fans and who knows what is expected of them. First comes youth and offensive football, then comes winning titles. You build from the bottom not the top.

08 Aug 2018 14:19:28
who would you move for shappy, manager wise?

08 Aug 2018 14:20:24
We've been infighting all last season and over the summer. I don't see how this season will be any different. It'll be worse. Least till Wenger is appointed. After that who knows.

08 Aug 2018 14:52:18
Doesn't seem like there will be nearly enough time to sell Pogba and sign an adequate replacement before the window closes. We will just have to accept one of our star players doesn't want to be there this year.

08 Aug 2018 14:54:50
All we seem concerned about now . Or should I say all Ed Peckerwood is bothered about is how many different sponsors we can sew onto our shirts.
Terrible transfer window . Nothing to come again this year . Apart from a new manager maybe.
Signs are ominous with Jose's rant's and negative attitude.
But if jose does go . Then surely Woodward should throw himself on his sword also.
Never mind the Jose out campaign. We should have a bring back David Gill campaign. Here's to a long hard season.

08 Aug 2018 15:45:40
After tomorrows deadline we still have 3 weeks of wondering if any of pogba, martial + others will be sold; The club doesn't have to sell players on so we haven't been held to ransom at this time and although we ain't moved that far forward we haven't gone back from last season as we have replaced carrick with Fred. It isn't ideal but fingers crossed there is something in the pipeline which the eds have indicated there could be.

08 Aug 2018 19:50:49
I’d love Wenger. We’d at least play some awesome football with this squad!

08 Aug 2018 21:04:25

The Captain of any ship would only take the boat in the direction set by the owners of the ship. We should look above the manager and judge what direction the ship is being directed in. Looks like a trip round the Baltic rather than a luxury Caribbean cruise.

07 Aug 2018 13:45:03
Not long left now guys. Ideally I'd like to keep pogba, reluctantly sell martial, bring in pulisic sell jones / rojo / darmian and bring in Toby and sandro. 3/4 out 3 in. What do you guys think?

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07 Aug 2018 14:10:06
Yes please. If only Ed could pull that off.

07 Aug 2018 14:37:53
Wishful thinking Deano5, in the history of late transfers at Utd I can only really remember last minute signings being one offs.
E. g. Berbatov, Rooney, Fellaini, Falcao.
Not in groups like you suggest. I reckon It’s hard enough to get one deal done in a day or so, let alone bringing in pulisic, Toby and Sandro while shipping off martial, Jones, Rojo and Darmian.
Ed and his team haven’t managed this number in the window so far, what makes you think it will all happen in 2.5 days? I like your thinking in terms of players but personally I am not optimistic.

07 Aug 2018 15:26:17
I have it on very good authority that Ed woodwoods, fax machine is playing up again lads. Better luck next year Barcelona 😂😂😂.

07 Aug 2018 16:06:24
First time poster enjoy the site good banter.
Like to talk about transfers I don't understand why we haven't bought a LB I can't go through another season of watching Ashley young running down the left only to cut in on his right to cross its so predictable .
We should be going for Alex Sandro a natural left back who can stretch the play I thinks it's the most important transfer we should have done.
If we go for a CB it has to be Toby and we should be play 3 at the back if we get him a 3 of Toby bailly
and lindelof would do just fine.
I don't agree we need a RW why are we not playing Sanchez there he played there for Barcelona so why can't he do it for us in order to accommodate either rashford or martial on the left.

07 Aug 2018 19:29:19
Welcome scottronaldo.
Agree with everything you say. I have no idea why sanchez could not have played from right since joining, played for both Barcelona and udinese regularly there, I have been screaming for this since Jan, maybe Tony m would be a bit happier also.

07 Aug 2018 21:32:21
It's ridiculous that he wouldn't at least try it for a few games its got to be better than playing mata or lingard neither of whom are anywhere near what we need for the right.
I'm afraid it's gonae much of the same for this year and if that is to be the case then we need to
seriously need to ask questions of the manager.

08 Aug 2018 11:33:58
LB, CB, RW ideal.
Actuality is a CB (hopefully Toby) and maybe a RW.

06 Aug 2018 11:49:19
The Boeteng link is false. United trying to land Javi Martinez who is a more suitable Jose type player (£40mill) 😆😆.

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07 Aug 2018 12:14:15
Javi Martinez is a ball playing center back and that is not Joses prefered type of player.

07 Aug 2018 13:26:14
Lindelof and Toby are both ball playing centrebacks.

07 Aug 2018 13:36:00
Javi Martinez is center midfielder.

07 Aug 2018 14:11:55
I don't want to go anywhere near Boateng, he is useless and just as injury prone as jones, Rojo and even Bailly.

We need a leader with experience, but they need to be robust/ able to stay fit.

07 Aug 2018 23:33:35
Both crap! Haha I’ll be gutted if we get either.

07 Aug 2018 11:41:29
It's getting late in the window but if Pogba does leave in the coming days would anyone take Ramsey as his replacement?

I'm not saying it will happen, just trying to draw names who could replace PP if he leaves.

Last season Ramsey scored more goals, same assists per minute, less shots per goal, more on target, same passing accuracy, less cards. He basically does what we employ Pogba to do but a bit better in a weaker team (! ) .

Probably be available for a reasonable price with 1 year remaining on his contract and would take up half of the wages that Pogba does.

Would anyone else take Ramsey or offer up any other names we've not already been linked with?

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07 Aug 2018 11:49:00
Would love one of the below -

07 Aug 2018 11:52:51
Big fan of Ramsey if played in the correct position!

07 Aug 2018 12:26:22
would love Erickson from spurs.

07 Aug 2018 13:17:21
Prefer Verrati to any of them.

07 Aug 2018 13:54:34

I presume you mean Eriksen? They want £60m for a defender in the last year of his contract, I imagine Levy would want £250m for Eriksen, no thanks.

07 Aug 2018 12:56:14
Bolger - iirc we were favourites to sign Eriksen around the time he was breaking through at Ajax but SAF thought he was too slow for the Premier League. I seem to remember us playing Ajax at the time and he did stand out.

He's a great player to watch on his day.

07 Aug 2018 14:03:12
Pogba is better than all of them. There is nobody we could realistically sign who will be anywhere near as capable as Pogba. Disaster if we sell him.

07 Aug 2018 14:52:00
yeah GDS that one,

not the phone company.

07 Aug 2018 14:54:14

he does have the ability to be one of the best, but he doesn't have the work rate to fulfill this.

if we are honest with ourselves he hasn't done anything to warrent the fee we paid.

if players don't want to play for us then just get rid.

07 Aug 2018 16:46:19
If we sell him we will regret it. I reckon Pogba absolutely does want to play for Utd, he doesn't get used to his strength and doesn't like Mourinho - a very common occurence it would seem. The boy has immense talent, he has ego and he bossed the World Cup with France. Whoever replaces Moirinho (when he inevitably gets the sack) will want Pogba in their team!

07 Aug 2018 17:37:31
I wish that you are right so72 however I don't think he cares about the club, only himself.

08 Aug 2018 17:27:50
Pogba has been played in a midfield two and played very well, and then in a three (his preferred position if his large agent is to be believed) and he has flattered to deceive.

I don’t buy into this whole Mourinho doesn’t get the best out of him nonsense. Midfielders should be able to play with tactical discipline and still express themselves. He hasn’t really done that since he’s returned, definitely not at the level FIFA players seem to think he is capable of. I don’t particularly like my manager, but I still have a job to do and I like the company I work for, therefore I do it to the best of my ability. PS I’m not getting paid 300k per week for it.

So regardless of ‘unfinished business’ at United for him, and taking misplaced romanticism out of the equation, he has been a disappointment and done little to show he is capable of performing week in, week out in the premier League. He has bags of ability but I’m not sure he has the mentality to really make a difference at our club. Give me SMS, Pjanic, Modric over him any day of the week.

07 Aug 2018 09:14:59
Having the transfer window shut early for the league specially after world cup was such an personic idea. I don't think there will be anymore business for us in the upcoming days. Though there are strong rumours of Toby but Spurs don't have enough time to look for a replacement. I just hope we don't panic buy on deadline day.

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07 Aug 2018 10:03:30

There will be movement mate, does seem to be leaving it a bit late though and I agree, I hope we don't panic on Thursday.

07 Aug 2018 11:16:11
I’m not worried, we can’t sign Fellaini twice.

07 Aug 2018 12:50:27
Sailor - you never know Levi might insist on smalling/ shaw going the other way . heres hoping :)

07 Aug 2018 12:52:16
Danny that made me laugh. But heard Mr. Witsel is looking for a move from Chinaa.

{Ed002's Note - He has already moved.}

08 Aug 2018 08:03:20
Yes Ajay, looks like he moved to Dortmund.

08 Aug 2018 08:55:11
DannyP, but what if Harry Maguire IS this seasons Fellaini?

06 Aug 2018 21:44:15
Any news on Toby alderwield from spurs?

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06 Aug 2018 22:17:35
Just on sky news that utd have turned down £45m + mina+ gomes from Barcelona for Mr pogba.

06 Aug 2018 22:20:11
Good. Why would we swap one of the best midfielders in the world for yet more mediocre players?

06 Aug 2018 22:26:56
45, umtiti and rakitic.

06 Aug 2018 22:39:24
It's like your wife taking the house and kids and leaving you with a sauce pan with no handle 😂😂😂.

06 Aug 2018 22:58:37
Deal Deano, least I wouldn't put up with the constant shish.

07 Aug 2018 07:48:49
yes that was the report yesterday afternoon in a few tabloids .2 squad players from Barcelona plus not enough money to buy Toby/ Boateng (thank god) for Paul Pogba . whose agent said when we signed hm was a 150 mill player.

Dembele got to be in the mix if that's the next club for PP.

07 Aug 2018 09:12:31
Whats the point having Pogba if he turns up once every 4 games for us. Let him go I'm sure Silva would have a similar turn up rate anyway.

06 Aug 2018 16:09:51
Question for 002 if around, appreciate the sharkopod and I see boateng wasn't mentioned. Are we looking at him now or is it a case of sly sports bull again? Apologies if dealt with.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps an alternative to the preferred choice.}

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06 Aug 2018 17:26:42
Worrying signs mate. according to ed001 he overrated and had issues with Bayern board due to somethings to do with jay z.

06 Aug 2018 17:41:36
Thanks 002. Much appreciated.

06 Aug 2018 19:11:48
Player is on a sharp decline. Hasn’t put in the effort over the last few seasons, too many off field distractions, too concerned with celebrity lifestyle. Would clash with Jose immediately. Think his signing would be an indication of desperation to make a signing before th deadline.

06 Aug 2018 19:36:20
cant think of a worse choice than Boateng of all the options that we seem to be linked with.

06 Aug 2018 19:41:25
He is the type of player we will target and most probably sign. Someone who wants a big pay day and couldn't give a monkeys about the club who gives it him. We're becoming a grave yard for mercenaries and their bank accounts. Don't see why we need a cb, we're riddled in other areas that need addressing in my opinion.

06 Aug 2018 19:42:47
Agreed danny it smacks of desperation didn't fancy him when he was at city haven't fancied him at bayern and most certainly don't fancy him here.

Literally no better than any of our defenders imo.

06 Aug 2018 20:53:52
Boeteng was shocking at the world cup as well. I'd stay clear of him. I heard SS staying we have 5 centre backs on the list but we have only identified 4. Like I said varane would be a dream, but also Godin is a good shout if we can get him.

06 Aug 2018 21:08:28
I so hope these Boateng reports are BS, final nail in the coffin if we sign him.

06 Aug 2018 21:18:09
Final nail in the coffin 😂 oh beast that did make me laugh!

06 Aug 2018 20:17:20
His form over the last 12-18 months has fell off a cliff. Before that he was one of the best around. If he plays how he has in the past he s head and shoulders above any of our defenders. However, Bayern know when to get rid of a player. We've been caught out by it in the past and it's tough to see that this will be different.

Still prefer him to Maguire though 😂😂.

06 Aug 2018 13:11:30
Hi Ed,
Any truth in what I am reading on SSN app? Pogba to Juve in a cash plus Pjanic deal?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you have read but Juventus did speak with Mino and they would need to move on a couple of players to raise funds, but MU has so far resisted exchanges this summer. Pjanic has been the subject of discussions with another side but it will be an offer from Barcelona that Mino is discussing with MU today. Juventus are an option.}

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06 Aug 2018 14:03:32
Many thanks for your reply mate. Appreciated.

06 Aug 2018 14:07:28
If its the same report (s) I've seen today as the Pogba speculation goes in to overdrive is that Barcelona would be offering Gomes and Yerri Mina in the deal which is very uninspiring.

A Pjanic + Sandro might soften the blow -not as easy as that of course .

06 Aug 2018 14:17:44
Hi ed i know you don't like to talk numbers so i'll try keep the question more simple, do you know if the offer from Barcelona cash only or a cash plus player deal? i'd imagine from other bits and pieces you've said Barcelona would be looking to get some cash off the deal so may include players possibly dembele hopefully not yerry mina.

{Ed002's Note - MU have resisted all offers involving other players this summer.}

06 Aug 2018 14:26:55
Ed002 do you know if the offer from Barcelona is money only or are they looking to offer a player+cash deal? Interested to see if MU are willing to change their policy on exchanges considering they have a chance to offload Pogba which they have been looking to do all summer.

{Ed002's Note - MU has resisted all exchanges so far.}

06 Aug 2018 14:35:45
Hi Ed, do you think united will continue to resist exchanges in this transfer window or could anything change that and make us more open to this type of deal.

{Ed002's Note - Probably.}

06 Aug 2018 14:53:01
Ok ed thanks maybe it's time the club looked at that stance might make the changes we are looking to make a little easier, looks like we could be very busy over the next few days with rojo, smalling, darmian, pogba, and martial all potentially leaving plus players brought in I think we need a LB RW and CB if as definates, if pogba goes I'd look for a CM to replace him, we could also do with a RB and a back up striker but with dalot coming in this isn't as urgent.

06 Aug 2018 14:55:41
Lol I was nearly there but you're just too good. Thanks Ed.

06 Aug 2018 15:33:55
Unless it’s Messi or Pique, Barcelona need cash only for us. It’s Juve who have some players we could do with. Pjanic aNd Sandro for starters!

06 Aug 2018 15:49:43
I can understand the clubs position to an extent. If we're going to do swapsies then it should be for players ae want who will improve us not players the other club can't rid of or aren't as good as we have and won't improve us. Gomes and Mina?

06 Aug 2018 15:43:36
Yeah would take the swap of pjanic and Sandro in a heartbeat too. Hard to see juve letting 2 go?

06 Aug 2018 15:44:04
Although at the same time it seems they may need to.

06 Aug 2018 16:11:03
Don't know about you lot, but this transfer window has driven me to drink more alcohol. Dilly Dilly.

06 Aug 2018 16:51:04
Straight swap for Messi and I'll drive him to Barcelona myself!

06 Aug 2018 15:12:39
Thanks Ed, follow up question if I may - do you know why they or any club would resist those kind of deals?

{Ed002's Note - Because they want specific players.}

06 Aug 2018 15:30:08
Hi ed002.
You have mentiomd United's reluctance to use players in part exchange. It appears common place in european league's.
Why do united choose to avoid this do you know? Is it just a plain strategic decision or is their increased financial and contractial issues when players get involved as part exchange?
To me it makes sense if all parties are happy with it.

{Ed002's Note - Because they want specific players.}

06 Aug 2018 16:24:00
Ed002 thanks for the replies above. already the sharkapod was much informative thanks! Hopefully the deal is finalized with Barcelona and the club could look for a replacement before Thursday. we can only dream.

06 Aug 2018 11:48:29
Very Sad to hear this. The first one needed to show the door was Jose. not Pogba.
If club is thinking to make Jose happy by selling Pogba and expect a positive football. than they are dreaming.
I will pray. it doesn't go through.


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