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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?

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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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09 Oct 2018 13:37:03
Whilst its the international break, has anyone had the chance to read the extracts of Michael Carrick's book being serialised in the Times?

Putting aside that any profits from the book will go to the Michael Carrick Foundation (which is fantastic) it's hard to read about how low he was after Rome 2009. Here is a guy who has done fantastically well for the club but has suffered after blaming himself for the loss. He should, and rightly so IMO, go down as one of the greatest midfielders we've ever had. Every time you see him interviewed he comes across as intelligent, compassionate and genuine. I hope he is involved with our Club for a very long time. The only player who comes close at the moment in terms of how they carry themselves is Juan Mata. Just wish we could tell Carrick that Rome wasn't his fault - we came up against one the very best teams of all time, and he'll always be a United Legend.

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1.) 10 Oct 2018 00:23:45
Good post, Becks. Respect for Carrick has been late in coming, but nowadays it seems he is far more appreciated than he was in his prime.


2.) 10 Oct 2018 00:38:11
He's underated :D.


 

 

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?

Thanks.

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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.

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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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30 Jan 2019 13:02:23
I think Rabiot would be a great signing - even if secured on a free transfer to come in at the end of the season. Would work very well with Pogba/ Matic/ Herrera and being French probably would get on well with Pogba and Martial.

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15 Nov 2018 13:56:29
For me it's about balance. Historically the Saudi regime has been guilty of some awful things including its Human Rights record, it's treatment of women, and the LGBT community etc. Though that said the state is trying to engineer change.

If it was a German multi billion pound regime looking to own the club would there be dissent because of the actions of person Germany or the regimes before? Chinese ownership of clubs has come into football and yet the Chinese regimes have seen a greater death toll than person Germany or Lenin's USSR. But their record on human rights etc. is less questioned.

I'm not saying that Saudi ownership is the correct way forward for the club, more that the Saudi regime should be allowed to progress and demonstrate it's intent to change rather than be pilloried indefinitely.

I think all fans and supporters of the club want what is best - and at the moment regardless of whose billions are funding the club, it is a structural overhaul and serious longer term planning that is needed.

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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 Feb 2019 08:19:24
I think rather than showing we have a poor squad, it shows how unbalanced the squad is - especially to play fast pressing, fast attacking football.

The injuries to Martial and Lingard took away most of our pace and pressing allowing PSG to play higher up and take control of the match.

Agree wholeheartedly with Red Man about needing to get the structure off the pitch right.

Not all doom and gloom though. A good DOF, and a few astute signings in the summer (ones that suit the style of play we want to implement) and the team will challenge for the prem and be better equipped to compete in Europe. I would take Rabiot on a free, add one of Veratti, Kante or Ndombele, a CB and wide forward. Then try to move players on who don't complement the style of play - like happened with Fellaini in January.

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11 Feb 2019 11:59:21
I think we'll win. Given the injury issues facing PSG coupled with the form of Pogba, Rashford and Marital at the moment I think we'll win at Old Trafford and draw in Paris.

It's one of the biggest tests of the team since the resurgence under Solskjaer but United have momentum at the moment whereas PSG are stumbling a little.

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08 Feb 2019 13:48:23
I'm not overly bothered about Leeds. Much of the 'Leeds Scum' mentality in my eyes was the Don Revie era and when hooliganism was a bigger issue.

Now I think if they are promoted it gives a chance for another match that means a bit more. I know I'd certainly look more forward to 2 matches with Leeds given the history/ rivalry, than say Huddersfield (no disrespect to Huddersfield - more another Yorkshire team in the Prem)

I can't love Liverpool Shappy no matter what. Respect them, as we should most teams, and can admit when they're good, but can never really like/ love them at all.

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08 Feb 2019 13:53:39
Ed do you think one of the problems at Barcelona is that he was very much seen to be a replacement for Iniesta? Looking at Coutinho's game he seems to be a very different player, and if Barcelona bought him as a like for like replacement it's obvious to most he was never going to work out like that - I think Iniesta has been incredible and often underappreciated and underrated outside of Barcelona.

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08 Feb 2019 13:44:00
I think some rotation is possible as long as it's the right combination of players. In Ole's reign the times we've not looked as good is where 2 or 3 players with lesser movement have been put in the team.

I feel Mata and or Lukaku can start but both of them slows down the play too much. Sanchez can adequately replace lingard without too big a loss of energy/ pressing. So for me I'd be happy for Mata to start ahead of Pogba or Lukaku ahead of Rashford but not both.

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