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Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


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Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.


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31 May 2019 11:10:23
Currently out in Portugal folks, and from what I've heard from a few sporting fans is that they reckon Bruno Fernandes is coming to united. Obviously no strong source or anything, but thought I'd pass that on anyway.

There are also a few newspapers reporting it out here as well ( saw that online) .

Caolán.

Caolan_2

1.) 31 May 2019 11:50:32
Thanks for the info Caolan, looking at Ed002,s last update it did seem like he could be one of the likely signings this summer so fingers crossed.


2.) 31 May 2019 11:53:38
If United were to sign him, I believe he will play behind the striker as a no 10.
Or as the most advanced midfielder in a 4-3-3 system.
Perhaps a Pogba replacement?

The major challenge if we sign him will be his adaptation to English football.
He may probably need time to settle in as we saw in the case with Bernardo at City.


3.) 31 May 2019 13:28:35
Did bernardo need time to settle in to england? Or could he just not get in ahead of sterling, sane, kdb and david silva who were all playing amazingly well.

If bruno fernandes comes in as a pogba replacement he will have to hit the ground running as our team isn't good enough to afford him the luxury of time bernardo had at city.


4.) 31 May 2019 13:45:46
I believe Bruno played the most games for city last season, but has really become one of their most consistent players this year.


5.) 31 May 2019 13:47:12
Also Bernardo came from Monaco not the Portuguese league.


6.) 31 May 2019 18:53:59
Caolan where abouts in portugal are you? I've been living in lisbon for the past few months, and whilst i agree a lot of people say that. It seems to be there's nothing concrete yet. The majority of lisbon here are benfica and they seem to think atletico will get Joao felix.


7.) 01 Jun 2019 01:19:19
Would be a fantastic signing. Would take some of the creative burden off Pogba. Imagine both of them in free 8 roles in front of a Partey let's say. Now that's a Partey.


8.) 01 Jun 2019 06:38:19
RW we’ve been on a family break near albuferia and got chatting to a few folks staying near us. Unfortunately heading back this morning.


 

 

25 Apr 2019 14:45:39
Di Marzio said there's a possibility for a swap between icardi and lukaku. Doubt there's anything in this, but thought I'd share.

Caolan_2

1.) 25 Apr 2019 15:36:49
Icardi has the right qualities on the pitch. Yet is at least as big a problem off the pitch if not bigger than any of our "bad egg" players.

I wouldn't go near him. His attitude stinks and his wife makes the characters on "footballers wives" look like a tame imitation.

She is makes Mino Look like a thoroughly decent and up standing bloke. This is a women who cheated on her husband with Icardi who was her husband's best mate, then weedled her way into being his agent. We need to give them two a wide birth.


2.) 25 Apr 2019 16:35:02
I'd steer well clear. Wasn't there rumours of her cheating on Icardi with another teammate?


3.) 25 Apr 2019 16:42:43
agree shappy stay well clear.

if lukaku wants to go then sell like anyone else wanting to go but do not get more baggage.


4.) 25 Apr 2019 17:07:16
If Lukaku goes the only player i'd sign qould be Jovic or Piatek. They are the next two big strikers about.

Icardi has all the talent but he might turn out to be another Pogba.


5.) 25 Apr 2019 17:23:32
Singh, I agree that these 2 strikers would improve us but unfortunately 1 has only just signed for Milan and the other will be chased by at least 3 or 4 top European sides this summer. These are the type of players we should be scouting and snapping up before their prices inflate.
We’ll end up paying over the top for ‘big names’ again.


6.) 25 Apr 2019 18:27:18
Well said 2toms but i think the biggest problem we are going to have this year is selling thr players we don't want.


7.) 25 Apr 2019 19:26:51
Icardi banged his teammate's Mrs then married her. Utd material right there!

But can you imagine Woodworm and Wanda's negotiation, Icardi will get £1m per week and a stand named after him 😂😂.


8.) 25 Apr 2019 19:45:09
If people on the site think pogba is virus/ bad influence/ trouble i can not wait for icardi and his wife to be associated with the club.

Alternatively we could choose not to replace lukaku and promote greenwood as a back up to rashford and then put all our resources into getting a right winger.


9.) 26 Apr 2019 06:23:53
Ideally I would gor for Robert Lewandowski for 2-3 years.
One of the best strikers for the past few years. He would take pressure off the youngsters and they can all learn from him.


10.) 26 Apr 2019 07:42:12
DSG, i don't see the use of a winger of you are playing with Rashford as a striker. He isn't someone who thrives on crosses. Better of if we could get a right forward for a 433 system. Winger would be useful if we play with Lukaku.


11.) 26 Apr 2019 10:22:35
We have three good strikers in the club even without Rom. Martial, Rash and Sanchez can all play there very effectively. I’d sell him and use the funds to buy Sancho or an equivalent for the right hand side.


12.) 26 Apr 2019 14:38:51
Was thinking about who we should be going for last night after reading about Lukaku wanting to leave and it occurred to me that in the PL era, our best signings have mainly been domestic signings. More often than not, the big name signings from Europe have failed us.

I’d be looking no further than Jamie Vardy. He has a proven track record banging in goals in the premier league, wouldn’t cost too much and wouldn’t stand in the way of rash and Marshall due to his age. I also can’t see him demanding anywhere near as much as a player coming in from Europe might.

For me, a summer of Wan-Bissaka, Alderveireld, Vardy, Kante and Neves would be exceptional business. I think we might still need an additional CB and CM though depending on departures and the distinct lack of decent wingers in the EPL means we’d have to look elsewhere. I’d break the bank for Mbappe or Sancho if it’s at all possible although I think we’d have to sell Pogba and DDG and get Sanchez off the books to have the finances to make this happen even if PSG or Dortmund could be persuaded to sell and the player persuaded to join (Perhaps the idea of coming home to Manchester and being closer to his family May appeal to Sancho? ) .

It sounds like football manager, but we’re not far from needing to buy a whole new squad and I don’t see any of the domestic players I mentioned being truly unobtainable. The latter are probably pipe dreams.


13.) 26 Apr 2019 15:32:59
I rather give Greenwood a chance then waste money on Vardy.


14.) 26 Apr 2019 16:14:21
You’d take a player that has done absolutely nothing to prove himself at the highest level over one who has outscored Lukaku in the Premier League over the past four seasons and would likely cost us very little? Considering how inconsistent Rashford and Martial are, the idea of starting next season with just Rashford, Martial and Greenwood doesn’t exactly strike me as a good one. I suppose if his name was Vardinho and he was going to cost us £150m you’d think otherwise.


15.) 26 Apr 2019 16:19:07
Icardi banged his mates Mrs, was gomez team mate and married her. now his Mrs has banged brozovic😂. I'd stay well away from Mr and Mrs icardi.


16.) 26 Apr 2019 18:13:11
If Di Marzio is saying. than there has to be some base in the story.


17.) 26 Apr 2019 21:22:14
Not really Redseven,

Vardy isn't exactly going to fire us into glory so why jot give Greenwood a chance to see if he is good enough.

We shouldn't be scraping for leftovers at other clubs.

Vardy a few years ago qouldve been a option for us but right now there isn't any point in bringing Vardy over.


18.) 26 Apr 2019 21:24:58
If you really eant a striker from the bottom half of the team then i'd rather go for the striker at Wolves.

{Ed025's Note - wolves are top half mate..


19.) 26 Apr 2019 22:16:45
I knew that was going to come back to me. 😂😂😂.


20.) 26 Apr 2019 23:52:51
As are Leicester.


21.) 27 Apr 2019 12:57:33
I get the logic. An experienced premier league proven striker would make a difference. One old enough not to block the development of younger prospects. But is that player Vardy? I think he's starting to slow down. I also don't think he'd be as cheap as people think. I'm not saying we'd be paying £50 million for him but Leicester don't need to sell.


22.) 27 Apr 2019 13:46:46
Over the last 4 seasons, the only players who have outscored him are Kane and Aguero. Age may be catching up to him, but he’s still looked sharp whenever I’ve watched him play this season (admittedly that hasn’t been often) . Given his age and the fact that he stayed with them a few years back when Arsenal wanted him, I don’t think the club would stand in his way or try to block it because this summer really would be his last chance to go to a top club (assuming you can still call us that and that that ship hasn’t already sailed) . They also need to free up wages and bring in a bit of cash if they want to make Tielemans’ deal permanent.

I’m not sure there are many experienced quality strikers in the League that aren’t playing for our top 6 rivals. Vardy is the only one, who for me, really fits the bill. Maybe Chicarito, but he hasn’t looked great since leaving us. Wilson, King and Jimenez haven’t looked bad this season, but none of them have scored more than Vardy nor have they demonstrated their ability to score in the top flight consistently.


 

 

11 Dec 2018 12:06:42
Garner and greenwood trained with first team today.

Caolan_2

1.) 11 Dec 2018 16:28:18
They have also travelled with the first team. The under 19s are playing but maybe this is a sign they will be with the first team? Be interesting. Mason looks one hell of a talent.


2.) 11 Dec 2018 23:54:46
Jose has said Garner will be on the bench and Greenwood will be 19th man in case someone gets injured. Shame for him as I think he deserves a game based on his form this season even if he’s not quite ready.


3.) 12 Dec 2018 16:14:31
Its promising they're getting into the squad. Might be too soon but worth a look.


4.) 12 Dec 2018 19:00:54
Both on the bench, regardless of score/ result I’d love to see these kids get a chance.


 

 

29 Jul 2018 17:00:32
#WonderDogSparky has made a reference about a move to Manchester. My guess is Willian.

Caolan_2

1.) 29 Jul 2018 21:08:15
Just what we need. Old and busted.


2.) 29 Jul 2018 21:34:52
Far from old and busted Mort. If he can play with more consistency we'll have one hell of a player mate.


3.) 29 Jul 2018 21:43:54
True but he’s 29 so would have hoped he’d have that mastered by now.


4.) 29 Jul 2018 21:49:44
Great player. Would be a great addition if it happened.


5.) 29 Jul 2018 21:55:22
Fair side but some people will point out Willian's inconsistencies as the reason not to sign him but would want Perisic, who has the same issue and is arguably not needed as much.


6.) 29 Jul 2018 22:00:03
There are reports that Madrid have put in a joint bid for him and Courtois.

Ed002 if you are around do you happen to know if there is any truth on this?

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea will want a lot more than a few joints.}


7.) 29 Jul 2018 22:38:16
If he can play with more consistency. Which is why Chelsea fans are happy to see him go.


8.) 29 Jul 2018 23:50:54
worst winger at the world cup subbed most games hope we stay well clear.


9.) 30 Jul 2018 07:39:34
Raheem Sterling might have a claim on that title.


10.) 30 Jul 2018 09:28:07
He turns 30 on the 9th of August. His game is heavily based around pace, which he will likely start to lose in the next couple of years. He also struggles to play with consistency, which as many have pointed out if he hasn't learned that by 30 then he probably won't.

Is he better than what we have? Yeah, when he's on form. However, he clearly isn't worth what we would have to pay for him. And if we sign him he will be viewed as a poor signing when reflected on.


11.) 30 Jul 2018 07:04:35
That was really funny Ed!


12.) 30 Jul 2018 14:27:42
Willian will provide much needed balance on the right side. Mata, Lingard aren’t right wingers, Sanchez obvs isn’t going to play over there so I’d say it improves us as a team.


13.) 30 Jul 2018 19:26:25
Of course you are spot in WRD.
He will provide balance will go outside his man and cross. Great deadball delivery too.
60m is well more than his market value but when was the last time we paid market value for anybody.
As per ed002 we paid miles more than any club were prepared to pay for shaw for martial for pogba for lukaku for lindelof for ibra for sanchez both in wages. Us overpaying is nothing new which is why we can't get rid of players when we need to.
Willian will make us better imo. If we win trophies with him it will be money well spent if we don't i'm sure shappy will let us know😁.


14.) 30 Jul 2018 20:56:40
Yes Ken. The negativity on this site is frankly ridiculous. I paddle in their general direction.


15.) 30 Jul 2018 23:37:00
Most importantly, tho. Will he be a big enough signing for Red Man?


16.) 31 Jul 2018 00:16:09
Luke shaw is pretty big but we already have him on our books.


17.) 31 Jul 2018 17:52:30
All that cash but the board don't back the manager?


 

 

02 Jul 2018 16:44:09
Sam Johnstone to West Brom for £6.5 million rising to £10million if all add ons are met according to Simon Stone.
Great deal for all parties if true.

Caolan_2

1.) 02 Jul 2018 21:50:58
Good luck to the lad. Good club and a good move.


2.) 03 Jul 2018 01:22:23
He’s a good keeper too imo, just needs a chance.


3.) 03 Jul 2018 09:29:18
The Villa fans seem gutted about this, he had a great season for them and is now going to a rival, good luck to the lad.


4.) 03 Jul 2018 12:37:42
Very good deal. Makes a change to get good money for selling someone especially young player with potential. Good keeper, hope we got a sell on clause too as I don't see him being at west brom long term.


 

 

 

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09 May 2019 23:25:25
Try and enjoy the last game of the season folks. I'll be back on here around the start of next season, far too negative on here for my liking at the moment. As a fan base if we can't give someone like ole a chance then I don't know anymore. Proves Ed002 right I'm afraid.

Anyway, everyone take care. Enjoy any summer holidays planned and stay safe. Will still be lurking for some transfer info from Ed002 (good luck for the summer window) .

Take care folks.

Caolán.

Caolan_2

1.) 10 May 2019 01:59:13
Enjoy your break Caolan. Yes people may be negative but often alas it's with justification. Does not mean they don't support the team and spent want the team to do well. Even when we were winning everything some people still complained. It's just how some people are.


2.) 10 May 2019 08:29:57
Enjoy the break Caolan, sometimes a break is needed. I'm considering taking one myself.

Salford, no doubt everyone supports the club. But it appears everyone has a completely different idea about what support is. For me supporting the club means giving exactly what I would expect in return from someone I was in a relationship with.
Others though seem to be lying in wait to say "I told you so", to them being right is more important than the club doing well. They can't be wrong, its too damaging to their delicate egos.


3.) 10 May 2019 07:21:13
Caolan I can understand your decision as I’ve been close to taking a break from this site over the past few days.

Every post is repetitive moaning from the same people or noobs who haven’t read the previous posts but have come on to vent. I understand how the Ed’s feel reading the same questions repeatedly. Now we’re reading about Ed W, recruitment and how Wolves and Everton are going to take over us on every other post.

I like this site though it’s full of good folk who are argue their points validly. But the content for a couple of weeks now has been abysmal reading.

002 I know you've provided lengthy updates on some pages (including ours), but can we expect a Sharkopod any time soon? Be lovely to have something positive to discuss!


4.) 10 May 2019 09:22:24
Wazza, I don't know if a Sharkopod would lift the mood. I'd imagine if we are linked to big names people will complain we are making the same mistakes, and if we are linked to younger up and coming lads they will complain that we are buying from the "second or third tier" of players whatever that is.

Unfortunately we have been rubbish, and City and Liverpool have been brilliant. So the supporters are having a temper tantrum and turning on the club and everyone connected to it.

{Ed002's Note - It will be at least a couple of weeks as I am very busy.}


5.) 10 May 2019 09:30:17
No worries, Ed002. Whenever you get the chance it will be appreciated. Thanks for all the work you and the other Ed's put in. It can't have been fun editing the United page this season. I know the transfer windows are particularly busy for you guys. So thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


6.) 10 May 2019 12:01:44
Caolan -enjoy your break; I'm doing the same as of now until whenever- enjoyed the what was banter but tbh find the site a bit of a war zone lately (probably building up to the summer window) with people getting shot down for opinions, which at the end of the day, is what football fans are about!
Enjoy the summer 1 and all and will look forward to cheering on utd alongside at OT next season.


 

 

07 May 2019 21:58:32
Congratulations to Liverpool. That was nothing short of amazing. As a united fans it hurts as we are so far away from having night like that.

Caolan_2

1.) 07 May 2019 22:04:52
Other teams fans have ripped the piss out of Henderson over the years but my god if only we had a few players with the heart and desire he shows for his club.


2.) 07 May 2019 22:07:16
As a Utd fan it definitely hurts but we all should have the grace to acknowledge a special performance. I must say that Barcelona did disappoint me. I really thought they had a better mentality than they obviously have. That said Utds players should took a deep look at themselves and realise how badly they have let us down with their lack of desire and fighting spirit and even their inability to play with such intensity for 90 minutes (with two top attacking players not even playing)


3.) 07 May 2019 22:08:45
They have recruited well, and the coaches have improved almost every player. On top of that Klopp has fostered team spirit that drove this performance tonight. I admired his pre-match philosophy of play to win, and if you fail, do it beautifully.


4.) 07 May 2019 22:17:36
I hope some of our 'star's were watching, shame-facedly.


5.) 07 May 2019 22:43:46
Fair play to you lads, fair handed there, city and LFC might drag the premier League standards up and therefore more nights like tonite for all of us.


6.) 07 May 2019 23:07:35
Stevie, nothing will motivate our so called stars apart from money and greed. Apart from Mctominay and one or two others, rhe rest are shamless mercenaries.


 

 

06 May 2019 22:06:40
Vincent Kompany. Now that's the sort of personality this squad needs. As much as it pains me to say he's an outstanding footballer but an even better leader. Not many players like that around at the moment.

Caolan_2

1.) 06 May 2019 22:58:50
Spot on Caolan. A real gentleman off the pitch too. Exactly what we need.


2.) 07 May 2019 00:14:36
Proper leader. A premier league legend. He’s up there with Keane and vieira as one of the greatest premier league captains. And one of the best cbs. He’s also an admirable man and has immersed himself in Manchester. I believe he’s done a lot of work for the homeless in Manchester. Would loved to have had someone like him leading united.


3.) 07 May 2019 00:17:27
A top man too, perhaps considering character too is just as important.


 

 

06 May 2019 19:10:47
Looks like Fernandes to city is done. Shame, looks a cracking player and someone we could really have done with. I remember ed 002 mentioned someone in the club was pushing for him, hopefully we could potentially sneak him yet- as unlikely as that seems.

Caolan_2

1.) 06 May 2019 19:31:16
And where did you see that?


2.) 06 May 2019 20:15:29
Will be a top signing for them. Bit gutted but not at all surprised. You would think city are the ones in 6th desperate to reduce the gap.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City need to tweak things this summer and they see him as a tweak and a step forward. ManchesterUnited are not in that business, for reasons I have explained over a number of years.}


3.) 06 May 2019 20:26:15
I'm guessing he's to replace de Bruyne who all though very good is increasingly injury prone.


4.) 06 May 2019 20:39:33
Would have been a good addition in central midfield given herrera is leaving and there doubts about pogbas future but its not going to make or break our summer.

David silva is getting older, gundogan might be leaving, kdb has had injury concerns and bernardo is equally as good on the wing so there is room in citys midfield for him.


5.) 06 May 2019 21:00:44
A few reports from sports witness and Fabio romanzo.


6.) 06 May 2019 20:24:48
I agree ed. I think we need to not worry about what others are doing and stick to what we need to do. I think city have got a very talented player on their hand in Bruno Fernandes.


 

 

04 May 2019 12:37:14
Seen rumblings that angel Gomes is in line to start the last couple of games this season. I really hope this is true, and I'd love to see him step up and take Mata's place in the squad next season.

Technically he has all the tools, however people will always talk about his physicality. He would be an ideal replacement in the squad for mata and would free up some wages too.

Caolán.

Caolan_2

1.) 04 May 2019 12:44:40
I'd be very surprised to see him play tomorrow. If we lose and wecant finish higher than 6th, then yes u can see him and few more youngsters been played in the final game.


2.) 04 May 2019 13:19:18
I think greenwood was the one earmarked by ole to start the last two games for a couple of reasons as he is the most developed physically and ability wise.

I would be surprised to see anything other than a matic, herrera and pogba midfield for the last two games. They are the best midfield three available.


3.) 04 May 2019 13:24:51
Apparently we've offered Mata a new deal for some reason. Pointless. Who makes these decisions.


4.) 04 May 2019 14:20:32
We can't get rid of all the experienced players and Mata does offer the club something.


5.) 04 May 2019 15:57:22
I think it’s clear that Ole wants to keep Mata because he’s one of the few senior players who act like professionals, and might actually set a good example for the younger lads.


6.) 04 May 2019 16:07:08
He offers nothing on the pitch though. Setting an example doesn't justify the wages.


7.) 04 May 2019 16:42:41
Mata played and scored in the last game. To say he offers nothing is harsh.


8.) 04 May 2019 18:33:33
I never understand physicality argument. The best example is Messi. Footballing brain is important, this is not wrestling.


9.) 04 May 2019 19:27:12
I'm sure I saw that our win ratio with Mata in the side is vastly greater than when he is out.

However I do think he slows the game down and doesn't suit the team, however he is terrific player, top pro and lovely fella.


Like kicking a puppy saying mean things about Mata.


10.) 04 May 2019 19:45:45
He's a lovely guy but we're back to being sentimental again. He's too slow. Maybe one more year at most as he is experienced and a model pro. We need to be more ruthless though in moving players on.


 

 

 

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01 Jun 2019 06:38:19
RW we’ve been on a family break near albuferia and got chatting to a few folks staying near us. Unfortunately heading back this morning.

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09 May 2019 13:09:10
He was very highly regarded when he came hopefully see some game time for him.

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09 May 2019 10:46:31
Not saying that at all mate, and I do agree with you. The lines I’m thinking on is that it may be an indicator on how we want to play. He will be a good signing if he is the final piece. On martial I don’t know how his attitude is going to be changed, I think it could be something that comes from within him.

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09 May 2019 00:33:43
Dybala could be a sign of the type of way we will play next season. Fluid forwards capable of interchanging. If martial could pull the finger out him, Rashford and dybala would be a very tasty front 3. However all speculation at this point.

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06 May 2019 21:01:48
I think he’s a cracking player Singh, however I think we need a right winger as we have lots who can play on the left. If martial was too go and sane was available I would gladly bring him in.

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11 Jun 2019 11:43:03
I would love too, just too far away for me to get too! Enjoy the game lads.

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08 May 2019 18:27:23
Ed001 imagine Suarez trying those antics with someone like Roy keane or gattuso? As a pure footballer Suarez is fantastic. As a human being he is vile. A lot of Liverpool fans I know personally have turned on him.

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{Ed001's Note - he is very lucky he plays in the modern era. In the old days he would have never have made it the way he plays.}


 

 

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08 May 2019 18:28:52
Shappy the sort of player your describing would be ziyech at Ajax imo. Although I believe there is some baggage with him per Ed002.

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08 May 2019 16:57:51
100% agree Damon. Just a shame we are still having to say that after 7 years.

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08 May 2019 11:38:14
What’s wrong with giving those lads a chance with the first team AJH? No ones is saying write it off and throw the 18s at it.

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