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Where from: Stevenage

Favourite player: Cantona or Zidane

Best team moment: 99 Camp Nou

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05 Jul 2019 21:21:37
There's a few reports doing the rounds regarding Lazio official in London to discuss Milinkovic-Savic.
Do any of the Ed's know if there's any truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - Tare has been in another city discussing the player with another club - I am not aware of him being in London to talk with MU.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 22:05:43
Thanks Ed002. Would that other city be Paris?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



21 Mar 2018 20:06:59
Here's a question. If, and it's a very big if, Mourinho was to leave the club. Would anyone think of Zidane as the next coach of our team?
I take all the nonsense in the media with a pinch of salt when it comes to Pogba and Shaw falling out daily with Mourinho, but there is definitely something amiss at the moment. Hopefully it's Jose's tough love and the players pull their socks up and get on with the remainder of the season.

I do feel though that the board and senior figures will soon get tired of the Mourinho circus if results don't change.
That's where Zidane comes into it. There's a massive possibility he will lose his job at Real in the summer which is a shame as he's won the CL twice in his short managerial career. The most obvious option would be for him to join PSG but I would certainly take a gamble on him IF Jose were to go and Zidane became available.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:53:08
Zidane and scholes 👍👍👍 🤞👌👌👌.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:08:12
I'd really like this option. There are several French speaking players in the squad and I'm sure he'll quick be an inspiration to them. He seems like a decent enough guy too from the interviews I've seen.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 22:42:31
At least Zidane won't be afraid to 'butt heads' with the big boys in the team. A few ego's need reining in imo.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:34:04
Love Zidane as a player and would have been an honour to have him playing for united. But I’m not too sure about his managerial capabilities. I think his biggest strength actually appears to be man management of egos in that real squad, and keeping the players happy. He has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, he does seem to know how to get the best out of the players so that is a positive. I have to disagree there beast on Zidane reining in egos. This is exactly what Jose is doing now and he is being criticised so what makes Zidane doing it any different? I’m not advocating what Jose does as I do not believe he is right for us. But isn’t it a bit ridiculous to want Zidane to butt head
s with the egos in the squad when Jose is doing the same but yet criticised for it?

5.) 22 Mar 2018 16:53:19
Park - it was a poor joke based on what was one of the most remarkable things witnessed during a game. World Cup Final 2006, Zidane 'Head Butting' Materazzi in the chest.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 17:30:34
Haha my mistake beastie didn’t notice that one.



30 Jan 2018 21:01:30
Daley Blind could be off to Roma. Class act if you ask me, just isn't quite at the level needed at United. He's the one Van Gaal signing I wanted to see workout.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:02:21
I like Blind excellent passer and can play in a variety of positions. Clever tactically too just his lack of pace that let's him down. Be sad to see him go.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:09:01
Sorry but I disagree, incredibly mediocre who just isn’t cut out for this league.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:23:58
Good pro always gives 100% will do well elsewhere and I'm not sure it's true as we don't have a replacement but regardless he is not a ideal fit for us or the epl in general due to his lack of pace.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 06:35:48
Anyone thinks Blind can replace Carrick? Appreciate opinions. Thanks 🙏.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 07:14:01
Blind has very good passing ability and seems to have a very good understanding of the game. However, I don't think he could replace Carrick.

Physically, Blind would struggle against teams that press high as he isn't quick enough not does he have the strength to hold people off. Carrick isn't the quickest but because of his awareness and ability to shield the ball is an excellent passing central midfielder.

If we have a good offer for Blind I'd say take it. We still have 5 CB's if he leaves and Shaw, Young, Darmian (doesn't look like he is leaving this window) and Rojo can all play left back. Next season we should have TFM back and he can fill a utility role in the squad.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:25:09
Thanks RJ for opinion. So if Blind can’t replace Carrick who then can we buy or any younger players?
Feel free to comment anyone. Thanks.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 10:47:57
Mediocre player. certainly not good enough for that central midfield area if we have aspirations of winning the Premiership and the champions League. I would be going for the Lazio midfielder Savic.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 12:51:55
Only a few players can replace Carrick 666. I think Weigl is perfect and would love us to sign him. Otherwise you have Jorginho and of course Kroos. Tielemens is a left field option always been impressed with him and also Dendoncker. I would prefer we went for an engine in midfield as I think it would compliment pogba and matic better. A Vidal/ Kante would be perfect. Or the other option is go for more creativity like city do with De Bruyne and silva. Milinkovic Savic or Thiago alacantara would be perfect. I think Milinkovic Savic is the one we must move heaven and earth for. Interesting to see what we do.



14 Jul 2017 19:11:12
Wesley Sneijder's been released by Galatasaray. Let the rumours commence.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:44:02
Exactly the type of player we need.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 22:03:48
6 years ago.



05 Jul 2017 10:43:25
Apparently Inter have rejected our recent bid of £40mil for Perisic.


1.) 05 Jul 2017 11:36:59
Time to walk away, good player but this deal is dragging on now and the cost is starting to go beyond what the player is worth.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 12:01:39
Unfortunately we are going to pay over the odds for any player because as ed002 has said teams see us as daft enough to pay these prices.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 12:08:44
We have set a precedents since SAF left for being stupid. Happening with Morata too - £80m is a joke and they've turned down £70m.

4.) 05 Jul 2017 12:23:00
Really fresh do you believe that?

5.) 05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?

6.) 05 Jul 2017 13:20:57
What does it matter fresh? Don't worry about the money side. None of us have a clue about it. If that's the valuation, so be it.

7.) 05 Jul 2017 14:54:10
All prices quoted in the media are probably over inflated as it helps to sell papers or get hits. I doubt we are currently that high with our offer.

8.) 05 Jul 2017 14:57:02
It matters if it means we don't have enough for other players we need. I don't know if this is the case or not. If it doesn't affect other signings I couldn't care less what we pay. i'm assuming the owners know how much we can afford to spend.

9.) 05 Jul 2017 16:52:25
Not privvy to any info regarding madrid- man utd negotiations, but surely if they are playing hard ball they must realise they can get stung with big numbers if they go for DDG?

{Ed002's Note - It is of no relevance to what is being discussed with any other players.}

10.) 05 Jul 2017 17:29:42
This is crazy money for Morata.

11.) 05 Jul 2017 17:58:07
Your last line sums it up perfectly RWWD.

12.) 05 Jul 2017 17:59:10
I take it ed002 that real madrid have a valuation for the player and United have to match that or look for another target.

{Ed002's Note - OK if that is what you think.}




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28 Jan 2020 13:45:30
Whether he signs or not ( I personally couldn't care less anymore) has Bruno Fernandes surpassed Sneijder, Gaitin and Garay as the most farcical transfer rumour in recent history.


1.) 28 Jan 2020 18:38:10
Who would have thought that Sneijder could have been topped.



27 Jan 2020 16:02:25
The latest name we're being linked to in the media is Antero Henrique for DOF or 'market man' as the reports call it.
Do any of the eds know if there is any truth in this?


{Ed002's Note - He is available and has been speaking with another side. I have been travelling and can’t provide confirmation but he might be someone they would consider - but timing wise it is not a good time.}

1.) 27 Jan 2020 21:15:14
Cheers Ed002, the first reports came from France and Italy so maybe not Woodward’s PR men putting it out there.

{Ed002's Note - The next few days are busy for me but I will try to find out.}

2.) 27 Jan 2020 21:44:50
Much appreciated Ed.

3.) 27 Jan 2020 21:44:50
Much appreciated Ed.



22 Jan 2020 15:21:24
I read a headline somewhere this morning saying 'Solskjaer wants a sports psychologist to sort out the teams mental block against the smaller teams'.
Ole my old mate, they just need a rocket up their backside and some decent coaching.


1.) 22 Jan 2020 15:44:47
Thought that myself. Think the one dimensional tactics are the main reason we fail in those games, more so than the players mentality.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 16:57:24
It is an interesting one, there does seem to be a mental block in them games, even if the tactics are correct the belief sometimes doesn't seem to be there.

3.) 22 Jan 2020 17:45:21
Take their phone off then and ground them it works with my 14yo 😂.



18 Jan 2020 19:37:25
Win tomorrow and the gap between is and Chelsea will be closed to 2 points.
It might be the Malbec talking but I think we'll get something out of the game tomorrow.




17 Jan 2020 10:13:52
What's everyone's thoughts on formation when we do finally get the Fernandes deal over line.
Maybe a change of formation or he slots straight into the position that has been occupied by Mata, Lingard and Perreira this season.


1.) 17 Jan 2020 10:31:32
I can see us sticking with the 4231 with Fernandes sitting behind the striker.

2.) 17 Jan 2020 11:09:48
Ole knows only one formation irrespective of the players, so i think we'll stick to that.

3.) 17 Jan 2020 11:53:44
i don't think the 4-2-3-1 is a horrendous idea. Have Fred and McTominay (when fit) sitting deep with Fernandes unlocking the defence doesn't sound bad to me, giving him as much freedom as possible will only benefit.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 11:58:41

Apart from when we play a different formation like 3 at the back obviously, don't let the facts get in the way of the slagging off though.

5.) 17 Jan 2020 14:29:55
Fernandes deal is not sealed, but I hate us playing with two holding midfielders. I would love to see us go for Maddison in addition to Fernandes
Fernandes plays mostly on the right if midfield. He's not a true no10. He'll be a fantastic signing as he supplies assists and goals. But also will strengthen the right side further. Lastly, he's got a great work ethic, which will help us when we don't have the ball.
So I think 433 will be the better formation if we want to win trophies and not just contain teams.

6.) 17 Jan 2020 14:39:30
ole was apparently always for the 4 2 2 2 when he was getting his badges.

7.) 17 Jan 2020 18:11:28
Fernandes offers plenty of tactical flexibility. He can play at No.8 or No.10, he can play at No.6 but that seems silly considering his skillset.

So if we say 8 or 10 then we could like up 442 diamond, 433, 4222, 3213, 4141, 352 or most likely 4231.

Personally I like either 4141 or a variant of 343. But whether we have the players for that remains to be seen.

I expect until the summer we will mostly see 4231 with McTominay, Fred or Pogba in midfield with Fernandes in the No.10 position, Rashford left, Martial up top and James and Greenwood sharing the role on the right.

When Pogba is back fit and playing it might look more like a 4141 with Pogba pushing up on the inside left and Fernandes on the inside right with McTominay anchoring the midfield. That would be very good against those teams that sit deep.

8.) 17 Jan 2020 18:23:44
Shappy, I’d really like to see a middle 3 of McTominay, Pogba and Fernandes with Martial, Rashford and Greenwood/ James. If we keep our back 5 fit then that is a very good team (on paper) .
3 more decent signings along the lines of last summer and we’ll be getting somewhere.

9.) 17 Jan 2020 19:42:42
I think it will be 4123
4 at the back with wingers
1 holding
2 Playmakers
Front 3 with centre forward working as a false 9.




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28 Jan 2020 11:53:50
Apparently it’s a reserve keeper who looks like Sander Berge 🤣.




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17 Jan 2020 17:42:29
No inside info I’m afraid TopBomin. Just on a few reports I’ve seen. Could be absolute nonsense but would be a good deal if true.


{Ed002's Note - Twitter on assumes.}



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17 Jan 2020 17:42:29
No inside info I’m afraid TopBomin. Just on a few reports I’ve seen. Could be absolute nonsense but would be a good deal if true.




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17 Jan 2020 15:48:01
£43 million up front with £17 million in add ons and £120,000 a week wages.
To me that looks like a fairly decent deal from our side.
Took long enough though 🤣.




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13 Jan 2020 20:40:13
Pilib De Brun, does a podcast called Beyond the pitch.





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28 Jan 2020 11:04:41
Of course it’s circumstantial, Rooney left and has played for Everton, DC and now Derby and will give 100% to any team he plays for.
I’d expect him to celebrate in some capacity, like Ronaldo did. They are there to win a football match after all.
I hate it when a player gestures a ‘sorry’ to the fans when scoring against a former club.




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27 Jan 2020 22:44:26
Yeah of course. It doesn’t have to be Adebayor, knee sliding celebrations but I think all players should when they score against former clubs.




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27 Jan 2020 21:44:50
Much appreciated Ed.




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27 Jan 2020 21:44:50
Much appreciated Ed.




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27 Jan 2020 21:15:14
Cheers Ed002, the first reports came from France and Italy so maybe not Woodward’s PR men putting it out there.


{Ed002's Note - The next few days are busy for me but I will try to find out.}