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17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.


1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.

2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.

3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.

4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?

5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.

6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.

7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.

8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g

9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.



25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.


1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.

2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.

3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}

4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.

5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.

6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}

7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.

8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.

9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.

10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.

11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.

12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.

13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!

14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.

15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.



04 May 2017 13:32:01
Willian getting another link to us. It shows that we are likely to add an additional attacker as well as a striker. I for one would take him as he will fit straight into Jose system.


1.) 04 May 2017 14:49:54
I think there is a chance of this being true.

2.) 04 May 2017 18:14:13
I would welcome him if it wasnt silly money. Like a lot of fast attacking players he is one of those who can get you off your seat but also frustrate you when he beats 2 players and over hits a cross time and again- but in the main he has improved a lot at Chelsea and on his day is class - then again so was Nani but I've seen us linked with lesser players recently.

3.) 04 May 2017 22:23:11
Always good for a goal, great on set pieces and a player trusts. He was phenomenal last season for Chelsea.

Far better than any right sided option we have. Willian right, Mkhitaryan in the middle and Martial left is very likely behind Rashford or a new striker.

I don't think we will see a Griezmann and Belotti double buy. That's fantasy. Rashford is hugely impressive though right now and is doing all of the right things. You could easily envisage Griezmann playing off of Rashford with Ibra to come back into the fold when fit.

4.) 05 May 2017 16:33:46
I agree fresh. Personally wouldn't touch belotti at the prices quoted.



10 Apr 2017 22:05:43
Looks like Pogba is good mates with Lukaku. could he be using that friendship to bring him in next year?


1.) 11 Apr 2017 07:37:17
It might be the other way round ;)



01 Apr 2017 20:34:21
I am remaining positive for the season as a whole. We are making progress and whilst the past 3 years feels like a transition this season is also one.
That said i do want to ask those that get to watch more games than I do, what are we missing that will make us click.

Is it the clinical striker as we say that we are making lots of chances, is it the player that will pick the pass from deep in the Kroos mould. Is it our lack of high energy as some have intimated before when comparing our play to the scousers.
We can all talk about 5/ 6 players coming but are we really that far off.


1.) 01 Apr 2017 21:07:49
Decent questions to consider. Carrick looked old today, barely escaping pressure, and not making any penetrative passes. But that may also been down to the attackers coming back for the ball too much.

We did win the ball back today throughout the match, but adding a few players to allow us to play more a high energy style can only be a good thing. I think another good box-to-box MF would help, as well as a dynamic left back if Mourinho does not want to use Shaw.

We do lack a clinical finisher. One observation about Rashford is that as a #9, he can stretch defenses with his pace, but against defenses that sit deep, he is not that effective as a center forward. He is not a physical presence, nor is he a goal poacher just yet. Once he gets away from the congested area, then he becomes more dangerous, with his pace and fine ability on the ball.

2.) 01 Apr 2017 22:56:28
Carrick looked the same last season against West Brom and the season before. Our squad players just aren't good enough much like our young pretenders. They have been vastly overrated, mainly due to having little else to feel good about. We're still a couple of windows off a good side yet. The only think to really take from the last fews years is how not to do it. Putting in two bizarre managerial choices instead of going for top managers as other top teams do put us back at least 3 years and around £400m. Hopefully we have now learned but the money needs to be spent again, hopefully with Mou in charge to reassert us. We've some promise no question but it ain't the youth players i'm afraid. We're shouldn't be looking to beat Pool and Arsenail to top four we should be looking to dominate like the other Euro giants. Not an easy task granted but possible, but for the implosion I reckon Chelsea would have won 3 on the bounce.

3.) 02 Apr 2017 09:03:58
I think it is our lack of width, both Rashford and Martial proved last year they could be clinical. Mata and Mkhitaryan are also pretty clinical when presented with a chance.

I think the issue we are having with scoring is that opposition full backs are able to play very narrow against us as the players who typically fill the wide positions for us all prefer to cut inside and are predictable. This is limiting the space and leading to us having to shoot in a crowded area limiting the target area we have to shoot at. This lack of space means many of our shots have to be rushed, or are blocked or simply can only be shot straight at the keeper.

When our wide options include Rashford and Martial who are both natural strikers. Or Mata, Mkhitaryan or Lingard who are No.10's by trade then obviously our forward options are going to be quite narrow.

What we need is overlapping full backs to drag opposition full backs wide to create space in and inside channels for our forward players to attack, this will either force the centre backs out wide to cover the space thus creating space behind them if they allow players like Mata, Mkhitaryan and Martial to waltz into the box unchallenged.

The lack of quality in these wide areas are imo a large part of why Valencia has had such an impact this season. As he is literally the only one doing that.

Thats why for me the four most important positions we need to fill are two new full backs, followed by a true holding midfield partner for Pogba, then an centre back of quality to be Bailly's long term partner. If we can get those four players then I'm sure you would see a far more productive United side next season.




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15 Jul 2019 12:04:44
If we could get Maguire and 1 CM in this week (ideally Fernandes possibly longstaff) I think that will be it for a while until we see what happens with Pogba/ Lukaku. Whether this is right or not I think that would be 4 in so need outs to offset future purchases.
Risk will be the European window closing after ours so hopefully its before ours or not this summer and all concerned appreciate this. Not how it works probably but here's hoping.




09 Jul 2019 13:56:48
Any thoughts on whether Erikson would fit how OGS is looking to play next year and if so could he and Fernandes play together.
I know spurs are a nightmare to deal with but the moves they are making suggest they are planning for life after Erikson after he commented he could leave.


1.) 09 Jul 2019 14:15:46
Tbf to eriksen he did quite well last season when he was asked to drop deeper for spurs. But that seemed more of an emergency stop gap due to dembele moving to china, wanyama being crocked and winks getting injured.

Still seems to be a normal number 10/ attacking midfielder like fernandes. He would be a much better buy than fernandes who will need time to settle and most of hus output did come at a lower level.

Eriksen could slot in immediately behind rashford and martial in the attacking midfield role pogba will vacate and fill huge chance creation hole that pogba will leave behind.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 15:04:12
I have always liked Erikson DSG and would have liked us to get him before he went to Spurs. I think he could play well in either a 433 as part of the AM 2 as the front midfielder in a 4231. What interested me was the discussion around 4222 and whether Erikson could form the 2 AM's with 2 of Matic/ Longstaff/ McTomany behind.
I am disapointed we did not push for Tielmans but have faith we will get where we need to come the season beginning.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 15:52:43
Sorry but Erikson is past his best. He’s too slow, we need young hungry players.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 16:11:03
Brad, Eriksen could certainly play as one of the advanced midfielders in a 4222 type system. The two advanced midfielders in that system are ideally a cross between wingers and No.10's players who can go outside or cut in, but players who have quality on the ball and can control the attack.

Eriksen has on many occasions played in one of the wider roles of a 4231 at Spurs, which often looked more like a lopsided 4222 with Son often pushing on as a loose striker on the left and Eriksen tucking in slightly on the right to allow Trippier space on the overlap, with Alli moving slightly left so he can then cut in more central onto his right foot to shoot.

5.) 09 Jul 2019 16:22:15
BR, Eriksen often covers more ground than any other player on the pitch.

He tackles and intercepts high up the pitch and keeps the ball well when in possession.

He wants to move to a top club no doubt to win trophies.

I'm not sure his hunger can be questioned.

6.) 09 Jul 2019 16:37:36
Is he another that goes slightly missing in the bigger games? I've seen it mentioned on the spurs site a few times i personally can't say I've watched enough to notice.

7.) 09 Jul 2019 16:59:02
Agree totally that in the biggest games he often does do enough. When did you see him dominate top class opposition or haul spurs back into a match from a losing position against a really top team. Not often enough for me.

8.) 09 Jul 2019 20:33:39
Sounds like he would be a good fit and replacement for Pogba and could suit OGS. Whether he is the perfect player could be debatable but he does seem to have hunger and for me could be the ideal person with a young team around him.
Other than players unobtainable I would happily have Erikson and Fernandes as Pogba replacements.

9.) 09 Jul 2019 22:49:32
Past his best at 27 😂😂 Jesus Christ! He had better retire then he's lost it and his career is over. Absolute shocking player.

10.) 10 Jul 2019 06:01:15
Christian Erikson is top top class.
Always wants the ball, passes forward with purpose, works hard for the team, delivers quality set pieces.

{Ed001's Note - do you think so? I think he is massively overrated and goes missing when put under pressure. In easy games he is great, but when it actually matters he is terrible, like in the Champions League final. So long as he has plenty of time and space to pick a pass, he is a good passer, but he just falls apart when closed down. He is one of the main reasons Spurs fail when it matters imo.}

11.) 10 Jul 2019 06:41:14
Agree with you Ed that his impact reduces when suffocated.
But whenever I watch Spurs, Erikson always looks to make something
Because of Spurs's lack of quality in central midfield, he often drops deep and demands the ball.
If he stays, Ndombele could potentially bring the best out of him.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure how Ndombele will do that, he is really not that kind of midfielder. It is not Spurs' lack of quality that sees him drop deep, it is his own inability to cope under pressure that sees him choose to drop deeper to try and get time and space. Then he lacks the ability to pick the passes required from the deeper position. He just isn't that good.}

12.) 10 Jul 2019 07:35:38
Cheers Ed. Interesting views from your perspective.



05 Jul 2019 12:30:44
I may be an optimist but Pereira signing a new deal feels like a new signing. I don't think he has played to his potential but a full pre season with ollys style Imbedded I feel he could contribute next season.


1.) 05 Jul 2019 12:50:19
I feel its a make or break season for him this year. He's had loans. He had a couple of appearances last season and looked either good or poor. This season he needs to push for a place. Maybe not as a starter but as a good squad option. If not I can see him going next summer.

2.) 05 Jul 2019 13:07:51
He was played as a holding midfielder by Mourinho. He is a number 10 and possibly a winger.
Like all players he needs to the time and effort in.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 13:08:16
I feel he needs to first find a stable position for himself, sometime he plays as a RW, sometimes as a CM or a holding midfielder.

He definitely has talent but needs to use it to full potential, so far he has been average at its best.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 13:19:16
I've always thought he is too slow, not physically but mentally. He gets the ball taken off him and is sloppy at passing.

However I do like his spirit and I would love to be proved wrong, but I don't think he will ever be at the level required even for a top half team.

Agree with Mort this could be a make or break season.

5.) 05 Jul 2019 14:30:49
Good deal to keep him.

6.) 05 Jul 2019 14:46:15
You’re spot on about being a bit slow mentally Wazza. Seems to dither on the ball and get caught in possession. I’d like to think maybe that’s down to not enough game time. His loans have not really been beneficial. He should have gone on loan in the premier league so he got used to the speed. I hope I’m proven wrong. I’m still happy with him as a squad player as he is one of the few players we have that has real quality from dead ball situations.



25 Jun 2019 17:16:24
I have been showing my 6 year old boy the quality of the strips we have worn down the ages (to much hilarity from him! ) and it got me thinking in this lul in the transfer window. what is your favourite and worst Kit
For me I like the home from 98/ 99 and the black from 93/ 94 (or any kit that King Eric wore with collar up) . Worst is the grey from 95/ 96.


1.) 25 Jun 2019 18:13:40
The new one is 75 euros, a bit steep that.

2.) 25 Jun 2019 18:33:45
Go on the app DHgate, search seller SoccerJersey999.

I've ordered and received all 3 kits for this season cost me like 36.70 including postage and they're very good quality.

Take 2 weeks (ish) to come but worth the wait for price and quality.

3.) 25 Jun 2019 18:49:48
That's nothing to do with United leahy. Its a shocking price. I have not bought a united jersey since 1999 and ill never but another one. I've 2 lads to buy for now. 1 of them is 18 at Christmas so he can buy his own from now on. i bet he won't get ra g and every new one now he is paying for himself. 😂😂.

4.) 25 Jun 2019 19:33:14
Right job Ken, I usually buy 3 of them, ill go without this year myself unless I get a present of one,
I can give you my address Ken.

5.) 25 Jun 2019 20:02:41
Brad my favourite united strip ever was the 77 away kit. While with 3 black stripes down 1 side. I wrote it till my mother had to scrape it off my back to wash out occasionally as a kid.

6.) 25 Jun 2019 20:11:17

My favourite too.

Got it as my 9th birthday present.

Still have it somewhere.

{Ed002's Note - Barbie?}

7.) 25 Jun 2019 20:50:48
My favourite was the cabbage patch dolls😎.

8.) 25 Jun 2019 21:23:51

9.) 25 Jun 2019 22:35:25
Agree on the white/ three black stripe kit, Ken. Also the red admiral kit from the same period. Last one I even remotely liked, was the Nike one around 2009, I think. With the collar. Has to have a collar :)



25 Jun 2019 17:07:59
I was wondering whether the reality for Pogba is that there may not be a buyer for him this year due to cost and how much available money those teams have. If that is the case how do we get the best out of him.

Would a 352 as he had with Juventus, meaning he did not have a Left Attacker going into the spaces he wants. A 433 with a high energy partner and reliable HM behind (like an NDidi and Tielmans) or as France play him in the deeper role with a Kante beside him.

Who knows how this summer will play out but if he stays we need to play to his strengths.


1.) 25 Jun 2019 17:29:32
The reality for Pogba is that he wants to leave the club, other clubs are interested in signing him, the manager and coaches would be happy to get rid of him, but other people at the club are dragging their heals because of his commercial value.

And people are still trying to argue that the club’s onfield approach should be designed to accommodate a disruptive player who patently doesn’t want to be at the club.

2.) 25 Jun 2019 17:54:09
a world class player can play in any formation

the fact is pogba is lazy and wants everyone else to do his jobs so he can look fancy.

would be pointless keeping him he doesn't want to be here,

he might play well for a few weeks but more often than not he will be pants and tbh i would rather take a loss on him and just get rid.

we need players with heart who are going to want to fight.

we literally have 0 who give a crap.

3.) 25 Jun 2019 18:19:07
You’re bang on the nail Danny. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

4.) 25 Jun 2019 19:24:41
I agree entirely that he should be sold primarily because he doesn't want to be here.
If we can find a buyer at an acceptable price.
Id try to swap him and darmian for sandro costa and cancelo but that's just fantasy stuff.

However i think its fair say that he has great ability in certain aspects of the game and in the final 1/ 3 is our most creative player.
Its also fair to debate if he is here next year how to get the best from him and the squad in general.
In the right set up he can be a huge asset and its not simply seeing a team set up just to suit him but how to set up in order to get the most out of the group.
This will also require better effort and concentration from pogba himself.
The way he has to look at it is simply if he doesn't get his move this year he had to perform well for United in order to get his move next year.
If he stays we need to get more from the likes of him and a few others.
I just hope a buyer can be found and a deal stuck that's in the best interest of all parties.




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22 Jul 2019 14:16:36
I think Maguire will be an excellent signing. I am not saying there are not alternatives but for me he is a round peg in a round hole for us when you list out what we need from CB to partner Lindelof.
Alongside AWB the backline has massively improved defensively and this will give OGS hopefully more confidence to play a HM that is not Matic to speed our play up.
I think whilst we are wanting more the signings so far and who we are looking at are at least filling need and with a longer term vision in mind.




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04 Jul 2019 14:16:06
Bake injury free and point to prove would be short term asset but not help the attempt to keep wages in line. As loan maybe
Kroos I have always liked but can't see he fits well in PL but maybe with someone to be his legs could work
Just pay up or give us someone like Assensio.




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09 Jun 2019 18:32:03
Slight tangent but for those that have seen Palace would Zaha be a good option to develop. Both would be used to playing with each other. Not seen enough to judge and also there is the never go back rule!




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09 Jun 2019 15:33:14
That would be a great start Ed004. I think this would allow us to continue to work on the other areas of need and slowly build. I also think these would encourage others to come and join the rebuild and believe in what we are doing.


{Ed004's Note - Then focus on securing a centre back and holding midfielder. Those 5 signings would be a top window. If Lukaku goes then replace him too}



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23 May 2019 08:54:10
If Pogba were to leave I would have no problem with Racatic forming a new midfield with some younger players. If Pogba stays then build around him.
Racatic is a quality player.





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19 Jul 2019 16:03:36
I am struggling to see where Pogba fits at Juve with there signings so rule that one out. Real is a possibility but don't see them willing to spend the money to get him in and unless we get Assensio I don't want swap. Psg I don't think is realistic option for him.
So valuation. Figures banded around are reduculous. I think that £120m is about right.


{Ed002's Note - Juventus are still interested. But they want to use players in Exchange plus cash.}



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16 Jul 2019 16:18:19
Valuation aside the more I read about him the more I am convinced he could be a good signing. Could him and Mctominy for a HM 2 allowing the front 4 to be more attacking.
Logstaff looks forward with his passes which would be a nice thing to see after previous teams.




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09 Jul 2019 20:33:39
Sounds like he would be a good fit and replacement for Pogba and could suit OGS. Whether he is the perfect player could be debatable but he does seem to have hunger and for me could be the ideal person with a young team around him.
Other than players unobtainable I would happily have Erikson and Fernandes as Pogba replacements.




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09 Jul 2019 15:04:12
I have always liked Erikson DSG and would have liked us to get him before he went to Spurs. I think he could play well in either a 433 as part of the AM 2 as the front midfielder in a 4231. What interested me was the discussion around 4222 and whether Erikson could form the 2 AM's with 2 of Matic/ Longstaff/ McTomany behind.
I am disapointed we did not push for Tielmans but have faith we will get where we need to come the season beginning.




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05 Jul 2019 12:29:06
For me to give the defence the balance we need the importance would be passing, arial ability and left sided.
Speed is great but to fit with what we have these are the 3 most important
For me Maguire should he come in fits these and whilst not a Koulibally would significantly improve the defence along with AWB.