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16 Feb 2018 17:58:21
On the Real Madrid pages its said that Madrid may be looking to let Asensio go in the Summer. Is he a player that United have looked at and will look to sign?


1.) 16 Feb 2018 19:25:15
In the last sharkpood Ed002 said MU were interested as an option for LW if I remember correctly.

I don't know if its still the case after signing Sanchez and Mou repeatedly saying he won't sign an attacking players even though you can't believe everything keeps saying.

2.) 16 Feb 2018 20:20:38
Its bale who we are after as a winger. I assume the interest has gone for Asensio.




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29 Dec 2017 14:49:40
Across various news outlets it has been reported that both Man Utd and Man City are to look at Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona given he has a release clause of 60m Euro.

I just wondered if any of the Eds know whether he is someone being looked at? Sure I've seen on here in the past to ignore release clauses as they don't apply or are misunderstood.


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17 Jun 2017 01:05:03
Eds rumours from Spain saying that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and he has told Perez this.

Is this his usual negotiating for a new contract, an effect of the tax investigation or does he want to leave Madrid? With Jose mentioning a surprise, could this mean the return of Ronaldo?



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20 Aug 2015 12:39:24
I really don't get the critisism of Mata at the moment. I get that he's not the quickest but neither was Beckham, Figo, Zidane, Scholes and plenty of other great players. I'm not saying Mata is as good as any of these, but he's a good technically player with lots of intelligence. He was key in the good run last season against Spurs, Liverpool etc. in the position he's being played in now and appears popular with the other players.


1.) 20 Aug 2015 13:20:43
the difference being all those players you listed played in their natural positions ! i don't think people are 'hating' his ability as a player, just his ability as a winger in this formation

2.) 20 Aug 2015 13:27:06
No doubt that he is a very intelligent player. But in the PL the intelligence alone doesn't help. you need that energy and the pace to make it.
You play Mata in a La Liga and i am sure he would excel and be the best at what he does. But at United, he just doesn't cut it. He is all quality, true. But i believe there is a certain 20 year old Belgian that would be better. Nothing against Mata but this isn't the time for romanticism. Mata is a luxury.

You seen how many times he slows the counter attacks. He always cuts inside and makes the safe pass. And he is just way too intelligent for the teams own good when defending. He just doesn't seem to know when to just hoof it outfield.

I would play Januzaj, Young, Valencia before Mata on that wing.

Sorry but i just don't like the sound of MAta in the team sheet when playing against big defenders as they will just run right through him.

3.) 20 Aug 2015 13:29:22
It's not only that he is slow, he is also small, which is tough in the EPL, a more physical league. Very technical, quick mind, as you have said, but he does get pressed hard by the opposition when he receives the ball back to goal on the wing.

4.) 20 Aug 2015 14:10:23
I think Mata is fantastic and I would have him every week in the starting 11. For 2 seasons he was Chelsea's best player. I don't buy into this whole lack of willingness to defend which is why Jose got rid. I have seen him work very hard for the team, tracking back and being a body there. Yes at times he has left his runner but so do a lot of players in that position at times. There is also a lot of criticism on how we play and that we don't take risks going forward but Mata has played 2 passes this season which were world class. Assist for Januzaj and his through ball to Depay who just put the ball wide. I think the team is being built for the 3 behind the striker to have a lot of freedom and rotate between the 3 of them, which is what happened when he assisted Januzaj.

5.) 20 Aug 2015 14:36:45
I don't get the mata hating. he wasn't too small for epl when he was killing it for chelsea. i think playing together with depay and adnan is the best for mata (and united). if he has quick (and intelligent) runners ahead of him, he will flourish.

6.) 20 Aug 2015 15:00:00
We cannot have different measuring sticks for different players. let's not get into Mata being the player of the year for Chelsea. We can then say that for Rooney as well. What he has done in the past and so on.

but let's not get there.

Mata has been here what 18 months. hasn't exactly set the world alight. has he?
I would be very very happy if he could do what he was doing at chelsea. But as of now, i am not convinced.

7.) 20 Aug 2015 16:19:34
shan, like i said, if he has quick and intelligent runners ahead of him, he will flourish - like he did at chelsea. In the last 18 months, how many of these quick and intelligent runners did he have around him at united.

8.) 20 Aug 2015 17:43:14
Who did he have at Chelsea may I ask?




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10 May 2018 08:28:58
Not too sure how true it is, but I believe he has a relatively low release clause of around £20-25 million.

Without getting into release clauses etc. If he were available for a fee of this amount he may be worth a punt.




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18 Dec 2017 17:01:07
I don't think the team needs good additions, I think it's missing a couple of great/ world class additions. A lot of the squad (including those likely to leave) are good, but to overhaul a very good City team and compete in the later stages in Europe a higher calibre of player is needed.




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13 Dec 2017 17:14:46
Thanks Ed002.




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13 Dec 2017 16:48:40
Okay thanks Ed002. With the last one just wondered if the club looking to sign Milinković-Savic was dependent on players outgoing either by raising funds or to make room in the squad. Thanks for replying.


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13 Dec 2017 16:13:22
Hi Ed002 - is the other player Raiola is focused on Donnarumma at Milan? Saw something somewhere that he was looking into whether or not the contract signed in the Summer was forced into. Is there interest in Mikhitarian from any of the sides in Europe and would a January sale have any impact on the club looking to sign Sergej Milinković-Savic in January? Thanks for all the good information.


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22 Jun 2018 14:12:31
Agree Scholes. Many of us would say that Paul Scholes was one of the if not the best midfielder in the last 20 years but only played in England. Similarly Paolo Maldini is probably the best defender of all time but never left Italy or played outside of the Milan team. I don't think Messi needs to play in England, Germany, Italy etc. he is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time.

I get the argument that he's succeeded with Iniesta, Xavi and others alongside him, but Ronaldo has hardly played with poor players. Both are phenomenal and raised the bar in terms of consistency and ability to determine matches season after season.

The only question I ever have with Messi was how much his ability etc. was a result of the growth hormones he had as a child. I'm not a medical expert but there are some suggestions around whether he'd be anywhere near the same player without them. Ronaldo is simply down to his hard work and desire to be the best.




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22 Jun 2018 11:56:54
Fully agree GDS2 and Leahy12 - Modric has been one of if not the best midfielder for the past 2/ 3 years.




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22 Jun 2018 09:27:28
I think they genuinely miss a proper midfielder like Veron, Redondo or Riquelme. They've no one who can control the tempo of a match and there's no transition between the defence (which is shockingly poor) and the attack.




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30 May 2018 12:16:20
I think Mata's stats when he's played on the whole have been pretty good, and often pops up with a goal or assist.

I think the problem is he's played out of position and the team isn't set up in such a way to get the best out of him.

I'd be happy for him to stay though he may decide he wants to play more regularly. He comes across as humble, intelligent and passionate though and is a good role model for some of the younger players.




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20 Apr 2018 13:30:08
I don't think Tuchel is all that tbh. His Dortmund team wasn't particularly great (Klopp's were better) and I cannot see him taking Arsenal from where they are now to title challengers.