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18 Apr 2018 11:40:50
Ed002 if you can oblige this question pls.
Is ManUtd ever keen to look at and sign any Asian players after the likes of JS Park and Kagawa?
Son is playing well for Spurs and I am sure sure there are talents in Asia. They are usually very hardworking and come cheap too. Don't complain much and observe rules.

666Red

{Ed002's Note - Clubs do not look to having players from particular parts of the world to join them - although obviously there are sponsors who would like to see that happen. There would be issues moving to England with Work Permits unless very significant prices were paid, hence you will find more across the rest of Europe than in England and Wales. Germany has seen a lot of Asian players, particularly from Japan and Korea - but numbers of such players (Korean are the most prevalent) in England and Wales has dropped over the past 6 or 7 years.}


1.) 18 Apr 2018 12:57:29
Thanks omnipresent one πŸ™.


2.) 20 Apr 2018 16:46:06
I know it was quite a while back now but I often thought the signing of Fangzhou had one eye on tapping into the Asian market. I think he played once for United in 3 seasons and he was unfortunately dubbed the Chinese Rooney by some sections of the press. Talk about setting somebody up for failure.
Sorry Red, but I had to read your last two sentences a couple of times, were they edited out of an old Mind Your Language script?


 

 

21 Nov 2017 10:15:56
Hi Eds is there any truth in RM now willing to meet our asking price of Β£70m for DDG? Are we really willing to let DDG go at that price or even let him go at all?
Thanks in advance.

666Red

{Ed002's Note - Put aside any thoughts about money, but REal Madrid have three goalkeepers in mind as replacements for Keylor Navas, one of which is De Gea. PSG also have De Gea on their list of goalkeepers they are looking to.}


1.) 21 Nov 2017 14:01:36
In the world where 16 year and 18 year old kids go for 40 mn and 160 mn respectively the best keeper in the world should be going for a couple hundred million at the least or Madrid can do one.


2.) 21 Nov 2017 15:11:40
Unfortunatly CAN its not as simple as that. If he has 2 years on his contract and wants to go he holds all the cards or most of them anyway. If he won't sign a new deal then he has to be sold really.

I agree with you that the price is too low but with only 2 years left on his contract it diminishes our ability to negotiate from a position of strength. If he had 4 or 5 years left then you can charge what you demand or send them packing.


3.) 21 Nov 2017 14:58:57
Thanks vm Ed002 for the response. Most appreciated.
I do hope we don’t sell DDG. Hope too that DDG will stay with us for a while.

{Ed002's Note - Players come and go 666Red.}


4.) 21 Nov 2017 15:58:44
Thanks again for response Ed.
Who do you then think would take over DDG when he leaves? Do you think we will buy a new GK or promote within pls? Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United will bring in a replacement for De Gea when he goes. I avoided this in the Sharkopod as Real Madrid have three possible options in mind and until we see what is intended. Options will be similar to the the summer when it was thought he was leaving save for Ederson - who was always moving to Manchester City in any case. Jan Oblak and Samir Handanovic would almost certainly be considerations.}


5.) 21 Nov 2017 18:19:13
Many thanks πŸ™ Ed. Good rest of the week.


6.) 22 Nov 2017 13:40:01
Ed002, are RM considering De Gea, Courtois and Lloris?

{Ed002's Note - No, try the Real Madrid page.}


 

 

07 Oct 2017 09:48:30
Eds could you confirm if we are really going for Emre Can? I'd be really surprised if we are.

666Red

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach.}


1.) 07 Oct 2017 21:50:19
can-'t be true, Most Pool supporters i talk to would love to see the back of him, not United pedigree.


2.) 07 Oct 2017 22:51:48
He is a very talented midfielder that has been messed around with his playing position.


3.) 08 Oct 2017 09:40:00
He came over here highly regarded and ultimately has disappointed.


4.) 08 Oct 2017 03:46:40
Thanks Ed002.


5.) 13 Oct 2017 09:51:16
Most pool supporters would love to see the back of him? You must be talking to some ****ed up fans then. I think most pool fans would like to see him sign a new contract.


 

 

24 Sep 2017 06:02:15
Read that RM offering Bale to us so they can pursue Greaseman. Now I am not sure if we should go for any of them. I'd rather we save the money and buy Dyabala ( another report) .
Dyabala will suit us better and we should still focus on getting another couple of guys for defense and wings given that Shaw is still not up to par. Just in case Shaw doesn't make it for whatever the reason.
With the above I am quite sure Jose will be able to deliver big time as what he said (3 seasons) and hopefully we can launch challenges for a treble?
What'd you guys think?

666Red

1.) 24 Sep 2017 06:23:13
Also interesting to see what happens when Ozil runs out his contract. Will he join us?
What're your thoughts? Eds great to hear your take on these pls.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea what is happening with Griezmann now, he was only staying because they couldn't get Costa, so you would have to think he will go. United are still interested. However I don't know of any deal being in the offing.

I expect Oezil to leave England personally, it doesn't matter what he does here the media are on his case about laziness. At one point last season, a stats company put out the stats which showed he covered more ground than every one else on the Arsenal team and more ground than most players in the Prem. The media turned it into a joke, when they even bothered to acknowledge it at all. They mostly ignored it so they could continue banging the drum about his laziness. He would have to be mad to stay in England with the media who have no interest in truth. He can go back to Germany or Spain, where he is a massive hero, or go to Italy, where they would love him.}


2.) 24 Sep 2017 07:45:47
Insightful Ed001. Most appreciated with many thanks.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


3.) 24 Sep 2017 12:04:12
Dybala is a player I'd love to see playing 10 for us! He's got 10 goals in 5 games for Juve.

{Ed004's Note - Dybala would be a fantastic signing however I think he is destined for one of the Spanish sides}


4.) 24 Sep 2017 13:10:15
We'll have to go get Dele Alli instead then Ed.

{Ed004's Note - I think Alli is a bit overrated and not worth what Spurs would charge us}


5.) 24 Sep 2017 13:10:22
Id much prefer Dybala over Bale ir Griezmann. That said i'd take Ozil over those two as well.


6.) 24 Sep 2017 13:49:41
Ed001 amazing that anybody could label Oezil lazy. He id's always I the mice always showing for the ball. He breaks into the box well. Just because a player isn't flying into tackles every 2 mins doesn't mean he is lazy. I think he is a superb player technically excellent and tactically very astute. Not sure there is any truth in the reports of him wanting to go to united but it wouldn't shock me. I can see a couple of players looking to exit united in jan in search of games to make world cup squads and I'm sure there are a couole at united that would interest wenger so stranger things have happened.

{Ed001's Note - the problem with the English media is that they will look to drag down anyone. The guy was playing well so they couldn't criticise his ability, instead they had to pick at his workrate because it seems only players flying into 50/50s every few seconds are seen to be trying. It is incredible, he tracks back 50 yards in a game and the commentator completely ignores it, but they make a point of every moment he is not racing back 80 yards to throw himself into a tackle! They should be trying to see a balanced picture and look at what he does bring to the team as well as what he doesn't.}


7.) 24 Sep 2017 14:06:24
True ed. I thunk he is a class act. He does seem a little stale or de-motivated at aresenal.

{Ed001's Note - the whole team do at times look stale and demotivated.}


8.) 24 Sep 2017 14:40:59
that would be a "dirty move" if Griezmann moves from Atletico to Real Madrid.


9.) 25 Sep 2017 18:48:55
Won the treble last season 666red.


10.) 27 Sep 2017 22:26:33
Was always disappointed we didn't get Ozil when he went to Madrid, and when he went to Arsenal. Class act.

{Ed007's Note - I was the same, Stevie. I've always liked Ozil and the Arsenal move was never going to work imo.}


 

 

19 Apr 2017 03:11:09
DDG going to RM for Β£70m. Nice biz by Jose. Now to spend the money on a strong CB and 1-2 key attackers and maybe another midfielder. Looking good.

666Red

1.) 19 Apr 2017 05:20:55
where did you hear that?


2.) 19 Apr 2017 08:42:52
666 if that's true I'd of thought a replacement keeper would be highest on the list. While it's still a record fee for a keeper I would not be happy. We can't buy better than ddg. Amd whomever we buy is going to cost at least half of that fee.


3.) 19 Apr 2017 09:01:23
We have Romero and he is not bad to begin with. I am also not happy Ken as DDG is the best in the world ATM but with this kind of money we should let go as it is more important to build a strong defense line. Besides we all know DDG will go RM one day.
So instead of looking at the downside I feel the upside is we have a decent GK in Romero but gives us the money to buy key players we really need in various departments.


4.) 19 Apr 2017 10:13:52
we have money! pretty sure we wouldn't need to sell to buy.


5.) 19 Apr 2017 10:15:16
I hope DDG does not leave but the expectation is that he will. The money we will get due to his contract extension will be sizable but I would be looking to invest in the best available option out there and If that means paying the same amount then so be it.
Oblak is highly rated and I like the fact he has been at Athletico. Schmeichel would be the current PL keeper I would go for if Jose wanted PL experience. Throw in the Inter keeper and you can see that there are options.
Love DDG but everyone can be replaced.


6.) 19 Apr 2017 11:43:10
Yeah am sad if he goes. But he gave good service and if good money comes back we should let him have his freedom.
If we can build a solid defense we can do with an above average gk so I am not too worried. Obviously comforting to have a great GK but if our defense is great then there ain't much work for the GKπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


7.) 19 Apr 2017 14:15:22
I very much doubt Jose was involved on agreeing a sale price.


8.) 19 Apr 2017 15:11:05
A great keeper can make up for average centre backs not the other way around.


9.) 19 Apr 2017 17:11:25
Yea great business by Jose, forget the tactics, he's sorting out the finances now.


10.) 20 Apr 2017 11:03:56
Sell the best keeper in the world and don't replace him, good business that.


 

 

 

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12 Feb 2019 10:46:23
My heart is saddened by the loss of Mr Banks. I don't even have the words to say much except my condolences goes out to the surviving family and all his loved ones.
Farewell another great footballer.

666Red

 

 

01 Feb 2019 06:29:20
Hi Eds
Now that the Jan transfer is over, any chance of a summary of the ins/ outs/ loans for Man Utd pls?
Many thanks in advance.

666Red

{Ed001's Note - wasn't Joel Pereira it? He came back from Portugal to go to Belgium on loan.}


1.) 01 Feb 2019 06:36:15
Oh ok. Many thanks.
I am reading quite a few young lads were in loan so wanted to cfm if those are accurate info.
In any case thanks Ed001 for fast response πŸ™.

{Ed001's Note - there were probably a few youth loans I will check for you, I thought you were just asking about the first team.}


2.) 01 Feb 2019 06:46:03
Goalie Paul Woolston was released.
Matty Willock returned from a loan with St Mirren and went back out to Creepy Crawley.
Tom Sang joined Fylde on loan.
Zak Dearnley joined Oldham Athletic on loan.
Regan Poole joined Newport County on loan.
Ethan Hamilton went to Rochdale on loan.
Callum Whelan joined Port Vale on loan.
Ro-Shaun Williams went to Shrewsbury Town, I think that was a free transfer.

There you go, I think that is all of them, unless there are some late deals yet to have the paperwork processed by the FA.


3.) 01 Feb 2019 08:06:27
You πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Thanks vm. Most appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

18 Dec 2018 14:12:02
Irrespective of who the manager is I am not one for sacking the manager as I consistently feel it's a team's effort. I feel the players have become too "influential" for my liking and could deliberately sabotage the manager by not turning up on the pitch.

That said Jose has not helped himself with his unorthodox style of management. I'm sure there is a better way of waking up and/ or motivating the players but obviously he has a "one way street" of management and unfortunately not flexible. Now we have taken even more steps backwards. The board obviously has to own some of the blame. Why bother hiring someone when you do not intend to support him all the way? Just not enough conviction.

Good or bad you support the manager for the first contract and not renew his contract if you don't think he is not the right one. I find it really dumb the board just did what they did. Cutting loss is fine but there is just no strong reasoning behind. Anyway I can only sympathize the paying and traveling supporters who have spent so much money.

That said, we move to a new chapter and would like to have either RG and/ or GN as caretaker manager with Carrick as assistant manager. It looks like the Board could potentially make a big move for Poch in the new season. If not supported then we will move even more backwards. I dare not imagine hereon.

I will always support Manchester United will I die but it's demoralizing seeing our current state and situation. However looking from a glass half full, I am excited too that we have the might to get who we want. Problem is: does anyone wants to become our manager seeing how we have regressed the last 5 years? I pray we move positively from here. First thing for me is kicknsome of the players' backside and lay down the ground rules before we bring in the new manager.

666Red

1.) 18 Dec 2018 14:23:27
We pay well, we have huge support, we generate the most income we have the biggest stadium, we have incredible history. I'd say most would jump at the chance and if they don't then they are not right for us.


2.) 18 Dec 2018 15:37:43
So Ajh who do you suggest for your club, because there isn't that many big name managers that would suit your club. Zidane is available or maybe Poch.


3.) 18 Dec 2018 17:40:58
As a Liverpool fan looking in at your current personnel it seems very obvious that you have too many players with ego's, personalities, or with a lack of focus on their actual football. Mourinho got a number of things wrong, undoubtedly, but I think the balance of your squad, and the personalities within it, lack cohesion - both as a team on the pitch, and as people off it. Unless you appoint the perfect candidate it is very difficult to see your fortunes change - until some of the trouble makers, and some of the more unfocused individuals, move on it is hard to see how things change.

i don't say this to rub it in, but your teams performance against us the other night was the worst I have seen in over 30 years of watching our derbies. Never seen a United team look so listless and unconcerned - irrespective of what is going on off the pitch you cannot fail to try in a game of such magnitude, it is an absolute cardinal sin. Even when you were spanking us in the early 00's I don't think it could be said that our team wasn't putting in effort, merely that we were outclassed by a better team on the day.

I do think we have a better team at the minute, but I do not think that is the reason we won so convincingly. Will be interesting to see if the players show an improvement in attitude in the absence of Mourinho. If they do then they're still at fault as, like him or not, you would imagine that they should/ would be putting in the required effort as they are representing the club. An improvement in performance now wouldn't only show their lack of respect for Mourinho, but their lack of respect for you the fans as well as your club. I can't say I hope you turn around your fortunes, we are massive rivals after all, but I certainly wouldn't begrudge your players actually putting in effort - on the wages they are on, and on the money fans put in - that is the very least you deserve.


4.) 18 Dec 2018 17:43:47
Good question, many of the best have moved recently. For me, Poch is the best shout, I like Southgate, what he has done with the National team has been extraordinary. Beyond that I don't know, I'm clearer on who I don't want. Zidane, Blanc, Simeone, Conte, no thanks.

Interesting statement though about 'someone who understands the club and its traditions', you could read a lot into that.


 

 

18 Dec 2018 12:18:59
Hi Eds great job as always.
You have your work cut out for you on this site today with the big news.
Ed002 you have been spot on and logical in your responses. Kudos to you and thanks for the patience with us here. Just major reaction that's all.
Thanks all the Eds πŸ‘πŸ‘.

666Red

 

 

06 Nov 2018 10:26:09
Saw a post from Ken about Smalling in defense etc and the response.
Like to follow up I. That on what people think about putting Matic as our CB.
I feel Matic May have passed his top as a MF but he still is a reasonable good DMF. That said he lose out in pace most of time but I think he will make a good CB heading our defense. He is calm and collected and can read well game well. He is not a rash as Smalling. He could become an image of Vidic. With his experience in MF he would be able to be a good potential CB. That's my take. Call it crazy if you want but I think we could still use him well in defense. Well at least better than Smalling πŸ˜‰.

666Red

1.) 06 Nov 2018 10:36:22
666 so play matic and smalling as CB?

Or do you think rojo bailly or lindelof are ahead of smalling as Jose first choice cb?


2.) 06 Nov 2018 10:52:17
I think our biggest problem is not the defenders but the lack of confidence. We had one of the best defenses in the league last year and all of a sudden we can't defend at all. All of them need a confidence boost. Look at Shaw, he got a lucky bounce and scored and then has gone from strength to strength. Lindelof had a good game and built on that confidence. I don't want to blame the manager but I will say I don't see Mourinho as someone who is good at building confidence. If I saw my manager having a go at me in the media and saying I'm not good enough then my confidence is going to be low and I'm going to play badly. Its a self fulfilling prophecy.


3.) 06 Nov 2018 11:30:57
You think Matic would win headers? I swear his feet are bolted to the ground, I honestly think Shaqiri would outjump him.

Whether he was rushed back from an injury or he is just out of form he needs a spell out of the team with Herrera replacing him.


4.) 06 Nov 2018 14:51:49
After the last game I just don't want to see Smalling on the pitch, it was awful to watch. I truly believe our best CB is Bailey, I hope Mou just sort out things with him and make the best of him.


5.) 06 Nov 2018 16:11:26
As I pointed out yesterday his issue is he has the turning circle of the RMS Titanic. His lack of mobility will be a serious problem in defense especially if Jose ever wanted to play a high line.

One of our main issues this season is the defense is being exposed by our midfield being so easily to bypass. Matic is a big part of that. Having him as the last line of defence would just give opposition attackers a run at DDG without a defence between them.

Matic is sadly finished at the top level. That is the problem when you target players in their late 20's/ early 30's. You might only get one or two good seasons out of them before they start declining. This can be further exasperated if they take a season to settle into the team fully.

Matic struggled with his stamina, he has rarely had more than a good month or two at the start of a season following an international tournament. His last season at Chelsea was very poor coming off of the Euro's. He then had a full summers rest before his debut season for us. Which meant he had a decent season. However, he still tailed off in the last couple of months. Then he went to the world cup this summer and he as been poor since. He might do okay at the start of next season after a summer of rest, but I would expect him to have started tailing off before Easter of not sooner as the march of time further reduced his stamina.

That's why I feel he is finished at the highest level. Maybe he could prolong his career if he moves to a less physically demanding league.


6.) 06 Nov 2018 16:36:29
Thanks all for the response. Gives me good perspective of the diversity of thoughts. At least one thing I am sure is that we have a good supporter base who wants the best for our club.
Hope we give Juve a good fight and win if possible and take the fight to City.


7.) 06 Nov 2018 18:06:52
Matic is not a cb hmind you he gas tried gerrera and mctominay so its on the cardsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Darmian who has natural defencive instincts would get my vote before matic.


8.) 06 Nov 2018 21:09:35
Harsh on matic shappy. I still think he is a cracking footballer who looks a bit tired to be honest. I also think he benefits from having a player like Herrera in there.


 

 

 

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29 May 2018 07:46:54
Danny that was classic πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘.

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29 Apr 2018 01:28:38
Heard Pele joining us? πŸ˜‰.

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18 Apr 2018 12:57:29
Thanks omnipresent one πŸ™.

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17 Apr 2018 09:45:14
I would seriously like to see a younger and explosive team for Bournemouth game. Give them a chance and see if they can handle the pressure. Forget the luxury of senior players except for key ones.
I’d rather the younger ones play attacking and pace than the slow overly careful game by some of the senior players. What’s to lose? At the worse we are still 2 point ahead of the scousers! The PL title is already lost so as long as we are in top 4 what the hell?
We need to identify which are the young players who can come into first team and what better opportunity to see how they perform? Maybe the senior players can learn a little from them?

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16 Apr 2018 16:37:26
Ed002 thanks and just saw this. Appreciate your info.
Salute πŸ™.

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14 Feb 2019 07:49:10
Great read Ed001. I particularly liked the picture πŸ€£πŸ‘.
Back to football, fans really embarrass the clubs sometimes. They can enjoy but to become hooliganistic is just uncalled for. Throwing cans and bottles and flares are just so dumb more so ripping the protective net. It’s no wonder some of these morons give a very bad name to the group called fans/ supporters. But when really s*** happens then they start regretting. What’s the use of that when they never even think before they act or overreact πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. Some of these so-called supporters should just be given lifetime ban and end of story. Truly embarrassing.
BUT thanks for the posts and work Eds.

666Red

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate, sadly the hooligan days are coming back, in large part because Hollywood has made it seem cool through movies about it.}


 

 

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14 Feb 2019 06:42:24
Agree. Don’t understand why there is so much criticism. Fine we lost a game. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s not like we are strong enough to be challenging the CL trophy. I believe the focus should be:
1. Ensure we continue with momentum and be top 4 in PL.
2. Try to go as far as possible in FA Cup and win if possible.
3. Go as far as possible in CL this season.
Those would be the priorities I feel in that order.
We have a good team but by no means a team to be challenging on all fronts. We have not been doing too well for the last 5 years and I would think just because we have a new manager (OGS or anyone else) we would suddenly be the top team in a flash. I sincerely think even if we have Poch in as manager in summer there is no bloody guarantee. We still need to really beef up our defense. We have a decent midfield but can still improve. We also still need to beef up our attacking team and improve teamwork. The only position we are world class is our GK. All else will need improvement. So even if you have a world class manager we still are short.
I believe that OGS has the mentality and character to bring us forward. Beside SAF will be guiding him behind the scene. If we could also tie Phelan to 1-2 years till Carrick and team are up to standard we could then build to be become title challengers for CL title. Otherwise I think we should target and win the PL next season and possibly FA and League Cups.
That’s my humble opinion and hope we don’t slag the team just on 1 loss. There will be more to come but hopefully not crucial to knock us out of top 4. Rome certainly wasn’t built in one day.

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04 Feb 2019 12:51:00
What a great article Ed.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word of it.
It read a pretty unbiased article and I totally agree with the part about SG being strong physically ending with Scholes being technically sound.
Pls keeps us entertained with such unbiased and good posts. Well done Ed. πŸ‘πŸ‘.

666Red

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. Really glad you enjoyed it.}


 

 

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01 Feb 2019 08:06:27
You πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Thanks vm. Most appreciated.

666Red

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

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01 Feb 2019 06:36:15
Oh ok. Many thanks.
I am reading quite a few young lads were in loan so wanted to cfm if those are accurate info.
In any case thanks Ed001 for fast response πŸ™.

666Red

{Ed001's Note - there were probably a few youth loans I will check for you, I thought you were just asking about the first team.}