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16 Aug 2017 01:02:10
Hi Eds. Saw a few reports saying that Man United will look to sign Greizmann in January after missing out on Perisic and Costa will join atletico. I'd love it to be true but I'm not sure. Have you heard anything about it? Thanks.


{Ed004's Note - I think that would be the ideal scenario. Aurier to complete this window and Griezmann in January. Then next summer evaluate the left back position}

1.) 16 Aug 2017 01:45:45
I agree. He's pure class. His work rate is fantastic so he's a great player to fit into Joses system.

2.) 16 Aug 2017 06:34:07
Clubs don't sell their best players in January. if Griezmann is still in the radar it'll be next summer.

3.) 16 Aug 2017 10:14:39
As athletico will almost certainly still be in the CL why would he move in January as he wouldn't be able to play for us even if we are still in it. Next summer makes more sense.

{Ed004's Note - But it would be a massive boost if we are going for the league. It's highly unlikely that we will be competing for champions league this year and can't see Atletico mounting a challenge either}

4.) 16 Aug 2017 13:24:30
ESPN FC reporting that Jose has decided against a fourth signing at this point and will wait until January to reassess his options since if would mean offloading fringe players.

If that's the case I really hope Shaw gets fit and takes his chance. Blind is hardworking and is a good squad player but he should be a stop gap and I don't feel he can be counted on game in game out. Physically and positionally he is often a liability.

I feel that we can wait on a winger and RB if we can't recruit who Jose has identified in this window. Panic buying is not the answer.

5.) 16 Aug 2017 16:13:24
Sigh, please tell me when Blind me was a liability last season, he was caught out of position a couple of times I can remember. People make sweeping statements what check are frankly dumb. I get some don't like him, some think he is average, everyone is entitled to their opinions on. I'm not saying he should be a regular starter but 'often a liability' is simply not true.

6.) 16 Aug 2017 18:16:29
It seems oh so easy to label our own players a liability Tony yet seem not to understand a player like blind is worth his weight in gold, how many positions does the guy play? And also the lapses that you talk about are probably mainly due to him not feeling naturally comfortable in the position he is asked to play.

It's players like blind that help win titles imo never moans does his job as best as he can and respects the shirt .

I honestly wish the window was closed the absolute obsession with buying players is tiresome when will we appreciate what we already have .

7.) 16 Aug 2017 18:46:49
Right on my man, people are obsessed with buying players and shinny New toys .

8.) 16 Aug 2017 19:13:57
The shiny new players approach is one issue but my biggest beef is the sweeping generalisations people make about our players. Blind, Fellaini, Darmian have all had their turns, I think they all have something to contribute and all seem pretty committed to the cause.

I think we have a great team spirit right now and we seem to have momentum, sometimes personalities have a big part to play in success.

9.) 16 Aug 2017 19:46:01
I'd be happy to go at this season with our current squad. If players like Smalling, Fellaini etc are happy playing back up roles then keep them. I'd even take Zlatan back for the second half of the season if he accepted a back up role. We look in excellent shape squad wise. Will we win the league? I'm not sure, but we look in very good shape to at least give it a very good go.

For arguments sake, let's say that our first choice formation was 433 and team would currently be DeGea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Rashford, Miki, Lukaku.

We then have an excellent 2nd keeper, who could play for most sides around Europe in my eyes, and a very good young, learning the ropes 3rd keeper.

Our back up defenders are likely to be Darmian, Rojo, Smalling, Blind and Lindelof to begin with at least. I'm pretty sure there are lots of teams who would happily take a mixture of those guys as their first choice defence, and we can call on them as back up.

Midfield we can call on Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira and Blind if needed.

Then going forward we have Lingard, Martial, Mata and Young.

This isn't to mention quite a few promising youngsters. Now to me that is a very good squad. Yes there are some players we would love who could improve us further like Griezmann, but I honestly don't think there are that many players out there, who we would have a hope of signing, that would improve us enough to swap them for what we have. If Jose wanted Perisic still and that meant Young left, then so be it, I wouldn't say he was wrong, but I don't think that he is a necessity and wouldn't be such a huge upgrade on what we can currently call on.

Let's get our heads down, work hard and see where this bunch of lads can take us this season.

10.) 16 Aug 2017 20:13:04
I know where your coming from, I can't get my head round why people want a rb I thought Tony was one of our best players last season.
I don't understand people's downer on this squad.

11.) 16 Aug 2017 20:43:11
I dunno it seems very recent this obsession with new players i don't ever even Remember putting any stock into it 20 years ago, don't get me wrong i was always reasonably excited at a new signing but my entire existence didn't depend on it like it does for certain folk now.

And jred I agree man we have a players here at the moment that we will regret seeing the back of if they do go and I was always brought up to love anything in a united shirt i'd have sang if I had a hammer if Peter Sutcliffe had played for us! I just can't understand why we can't love what we have? I do and for every man that gives his all for the shirt I will give my heart to them f**K new shiny players let's get behind what we have and enjoy our beautiful, wonderful, fantastic club 😊.

12.) 16 Aug 2017 23:48:35
I don't get the anti Blind brigade. Chelsea won the league with Alonso and Moses at full back and neither were fancied. Blind is an intelligent and dependable footballer and will be vital this season given a) we don't know if Shaw will fulfil his potential b) Rojo is injured and not a full back c) Lindelof will need time to settle d) Jones is made of glass and e) Smalling is average. I like his versatility for those reasons bit also don't buy versatility being much of and advantage from the bench given most combinations of 7 subs can cover every position.

I'd be fine if we don't sign any more players this summer and next summer move on a few and only sign players who will walk in to the 11 e. g. Griezman.

13.) 16 Aug 2017 23:59:05
AJH, I actually think Blind is a valuable squad player. I just don't think he's a natural LB and can be exposed at times. I do agree that he gives it his all, respects the badge and plays where he's asked with no complaints. He's a valuable asset and I often defend his contribution to the team with my mates. Same for Fellaini and others mentioned above. I'm fully aware we can only play 11 at a time and winning games and titles in the epl is extremely tough without selfless squad players like Blind. It wasn't a personal attack on him. I simply think, and hope, that Shaw comes good and nails down LB since he has the potential to be a top player. Maybe I wasnt clear with my OP on LB. I'm not suggesting we buy a new LB. ideally Shaw comes around, avoids injury and Blind remains a solid backup that can cover CB, LB and holding MF for years. I'm happy with the squad as is and I'm pretty confident in our chances to compete for top of the league.

14.) 17 Aug 2017 13:38:07
Yes, enough of this transfer window. The squad looks in great shape and is more than ready to handle anything that comes their way.

I think Blind has been a great player and much like fellaini and I can only remember 1 or 2 instances where they were caught out. Which is incredible.

15.) 17 Aug 2017 14:11:55
Do you still expect us to sign a couple.

16.) 17 Aug 2017 18:29:32
Only going by what Jose said and the sharkopod I expect jose wants to sign more. But if he can't get his targets then we should go with what we have.

imo more than capable of winning the league.

17.) 18 Aug 2017 08:54:03
Love Blind. The handsome devil.



11 Aug 2017 14:45:16
Hi Ed 02. Just wondering would you have the time to update us on any of our targets for the remainder of this transfer window. I understand you seem extremely busy but any updates would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help.


{Ed002's Note - There is a new Sharkopd being uploaded. You will soon be able to groove to that.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 15:16:10
When's that being uploaded? Can't wait for it!

{Ed002's Note - Soon.}

2.) 11 Aug 2017 15:16:13
I don't know if I'm more excited about the updates or the playlist on the pod. Cheers Ed!

{Ed002's Note - You know about the Screaming Najgers cut then?}

3.) 11 Aug 2017 16:11:44
Scratch that, found a working link on this site rather than the YouTube channel

She those dulcet tones must charm the pants off your harem Ed, though you do have a deep voice for a woman.

{Ed033's Note - Ed002 is very butch.

4.) 11 Aug 2017 16:23:31
Excellent news 002, the start of the season is well and truly here :D.

5.) 11 Aug 2017 15:17:36
Thanks Ed002 and all the Ed's that put their time and effort in to updating this site.

{Ed002's Note - You are very welcome.}

6.) 11 Aug 2017 15:23:03
Bit of Groovy City? very consistent with previous pods and an excellent choice. can't wait.

7.) 11 Aug 2017 15:46:03
When will it be available ed? I need to clear my schedule and get my mankini dry cleaned.

{Ed002's Note - I guess anytime now.}

8.) 11 Aug 2017 16:00:19
'This video is not available'
Ed you tease, I'd just sent my missus out of the room and everything so I could groove and learn in peace!

9.) 11 Aug 2017 19:04:41
I imagine "sky sources" will go into overdrive over the next couple of days 😂.



13 Jul 2017 21:36:09
Nelson Semado has just joined Barca. Really hoped we'd have signed him. Looks to be a really good player. Just wondering if United have anyone else lined up as after listening to the Sharkopod it sounded pretty clear he was our number 1 target for Right back. Thanks as always.


{Ed004's Note - Ed002 mentioned Aurier will probably become the new main target}

1.) 13 Jul 2017 22:00:52
I am disappointed, I was very high on Semedo. Now, after accepting the fact, I think we must wait and see what Jose's plans are for the right back position down the road. We all know the situation with Valencia, who is a good professional. I am curious to see what Jose has in mind for Fosu-Mensah. He has a lot of raw talent, and I hopeful that he will get his chance this year to get some games under his belt.

2.) 13 Jul 2017 22:36:01
It's official Ed, Barcelona have announced it!

3.) 13 Jul 2017 22:40:55
Is Aurier even allowed to enter the UK? I thought I read that his visa was revoked or something.

{Ed004's Note - I'm sure that would be sorted out if he was to move}

4.) 13 Jul 2017 23:17:42
If we get Aurier I would be v happy he was excellent at PSG before his "troubles"

5.) 13 Jul 2017 23:46:29
Airier would be a solid signing and I'm sure Jose would make sure he behaves while here. That's probably the biggest issue with him. There's no doubting his talent. I'm guessing that's why PSG are letting him go.

6.) 13 Jul 2017 23:51:05
£26 million WTF if United have agreed a deal it would have been for £40m at least. Teams take advantage of us way too much and if he went there for that fee it was obvious he wanted to play for Barcelona not us.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 06:58:04
If all the reports about Aurier are true then we should stay very clear of him. Stories suggest a hot temper in and off the field, plus a maverick regard to authority as well as a pending conviction of assaulting a police officer.

Jose likes players who go about a specific job without wuestionning it or adding their own opinion (look what happened to Herrera. ) plus I think SA would be a negative influence on the players already there (was that a factor in PSG's decline last year? )

I'd much rather keep Valencia as main RB for another year while another RB is identified, either from inside or outside the club. TFM is a great defender but maybe not so much the attacking FB JM wants; there's something about Darmian JM not sure about - maybe there's another youngster coming up?

For me, Fabinho would be the best option as he can cover several positions also. Trouble is, there seems a dearth of quality FBs now and things will start to move quickly, what with Walker, Semedo and Alves moving, as top clubs search for reinforcements.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 10:38:03
Aurier is a beast of a player, he needs to delete his social media accounts though. It's a signing with risk but if Jose can get his head in the right place he has the ability to be one of the best players in the world at RB.

9.) 14 Jul 2017 11:35:44
Why would PSG sell if he was so great and not a total trouble maker?



21 Jun 2017 11:54:41
Wondering if the Eds know is there any truth in United looking at Lewandoski? Would be a great signing to replace Ibra but something tells me he'll sign a new contract.


{Ed025's Note - they certainly are dan..

1.) 21 Jun 2017 12:21:18
Now Lewandowski would be my first choice class striker.

2.) 21 Jun 2017 12:26:09
Thanks for the quick reply. i hope we can get a deal done. I'm not getting my hopes up yet though. Too many times we've been linked with top players and then they sign new contracts.

{Ed025's Note - its between yourselves and chelsea by all accounts dan..

3.) 21 Jun 2017 13:25:42
Is it true he would prefer Chelsea Ed?

4.) 21 Jun 2017 13:36:36
I know people say looking at our rivals and their signings is pointless but if he were to move to Chelsea it would be a sad day IMO. Obviously its his choice but he's an absolute beast of a player to lose to a rival.

Bailly and Lindelof will be busy against CFC if he goes to London.

5.) 21 Jun 2017 15:10:37
If Chelsea wants him what about them going for lukaku.

6.) 21 Jun 2017 15:13:32
I hope we go for lewendowski but also not lose site of Morata. My fear is if we do we end up with egg on our faces and get no one. Was one of my concerns with the whole Ronaldo thing.
Unfortunately London is a big pull for players.

7.) 21 Jun 2017 17:28:04
ed haven't bayern come out with a statement quashing the rumours and telling he is not for sale.

{Ed004's Note - Yes they have}

8.) 21 Jun 2017 14:58:01
Is the statement they supposedly released false/ fake then?

I have seen that Bayern have said he has a contract until 2021 and that no talks have taken place, they also asked his agent and denied any talks.

They also threatened they would report any tapping up to FIFA.

9.) 21 Jun 2017 17:48:35
What about morata? He scored 14 goals last season.

10.) 21 Jun 2017 18:57:09
What's peoples views on this? Have we moved on from morata or just ecoloring other options.

11.) 21 Jun 2017 19:12:14
That should say looking at other options.

12.) 21 Jun 2017 19:47:16
Think we just are trying to agree a fee with real for Morata.

13.) 21 Jun 2017 19:52:12
Don't think there is anything in the Lewi rumours then Welsh?

14.) 21 Jun 2017 13:25:42
Is it true he would prefer Chelsea Ed?

{Ed025's Note - that i dont know welsh..

15.) 21 Jun 2017 20:33:05
I dunno, I'd love to sign him, just don't want to be drawn into chases that won't happen all summer, tho if he's available I'd go all out for Lew. Just think we have spent time on our targets and that's for a reason so am Wary of diverting away and losing out or taking our eye off the ball elsewhere.

16.) 22 Jun 2017 07:28:56
I really don't see the lewandowski signing considering utd are not the same club they used to be.

17.) 22 Jun 2017 13:25:28
If Lewi or Aubameyang are available for what we'd pay for Morata we should be going for either of the former two all day long, they'd instantly improve our starting XI.

18.) 22 Jun 2017 17:51:02
Lewandowski is my dream signing. He was the natural replacement for RVP.



16 Jun 2017 02:27:54
I have a question for the Eds. With Donnarumma not signing a new deal at Milan is he a viable option for Real Madrid. Either way has interest in De Gea cooled or been dropped and could a deal for Morata change anything regarding de gea and Madrid.


{Ed001's Note - yes, no, no.}

1.) 16 Jun 2017 09:09:58
If Madrid get a different keeper I could see De Gea staying with us for many years. there's no other club out there which could prize him away. we need to keep hold of him at all costs.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 09:29:59
said the same last night- the kid seems bound for Rmadrid -which sorts them out for 10-12 years - he can walk away in 12 months so RM can bid silly money now .25 mill as an opener and still expect to get him for way less than his real value, maybe even in January - will be a lot cheaper than DDG anyway for them.

3.) 16 Jun 2017 11:53:21
I'm glad De Gea is following the beliefs of United fans with regards his Mrs' moaning about Manchester:

United > Kids > Wife.




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07 Aug 2017 16:30:23
Joses comments regarding Bale today are very interesting. He's confirmed the doors open for him if he wants to go. Would Madrid see this as a way of trying to get De Gea from us. They played hard ball with us for Morata so I couldn't see them changing for bale. However this could all be mind games ahead of the game. Anyway I'd love bale but not at the cost of De Gea.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 17:55:37
Madrid want mbappe so bale would be surplus to there needs

Regardless of price if bale becomes available you just don't turn down the chance to sign one of the best players in football.



07 Aug 2017 15:21:17
Fosu Mensah has completed his Crystal Palace medical a while ago. Deal is expected to be announced later today or tomorrow morning. It's a really good move IMO. My guess is he'll play RB for most of the season.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 16:20:15
Hi Dan,
I imagine it will be more of a RWB due to Palace looking at more of a back 3 next season. I'd really like to see him playing a part in the back 3 or as a CM. Very very good decision to loan him out and IMO he will be going to a manager who can improve aspects of his game, that is assuming he will get regular football.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 16:26:46
Yeah Giggsy I think it's a great decision to loan him out. Not only will he get premier league experience but also as you said he's working with a real good manager. Personally I would love to see him in CM and in a few years maybe be Matics replacement but I do like his versitility too.

3.) 07 Aug 2017 16:48:45
He's now a fantastic low fee Fantasy football player for anyone.

4.) 07 Aug 2017 17:11:45
Teddybear I thought the same! However Palace are well stocked in defence and midfield, it got me thinking will TFM actually get much game time?



01 Aug 2017 16:13:20
I've a question for Ed 02 if he's around.
I've seen a lot (as you said) that united are after Aurier. I good player IMO but I don't understand why we're looking at Rightbacks. Are we looking at any left backs or is Luke Shaw still seen as an option once he's fit again? Thanks as always.


{Ed004's Note - This question has been answered previously. To the best of my knowledge Manutd are looking at an attacking player who can play across any of the front 3 positions and a right back. Most likely signings are Aurier and Perisic (although I would prefer it if we looked at Bale or waited until January for Griezmann)}

1.) 01 Aug 2017 16:45:28
This calls for a poll, Bale or Griezmann?

{Ed033's Note -

Bale or Griezmann

2.) 01 Aug 2017 19:15:09
That's an easy one. Griezmann all day long. Bale too many injuries, older, relies on pace which will hinder him as he passes his peak. Injured again today apparently. No thanks.

{Ed004's Note - Its a tough one. Bale is probably the better player when on form and firing but injuries have prevented that from happening. Both would be utilised best centrally although Bale can play wide right. Imagine the chaos Bale could create playing off Lukaku. Both would be expected to score 20+ goals each and with Mkhitaryan and Martial wide they would chip in with goals as well}

3.) 01 Aug 2017 20:23:17
I agree ed, those 10 games a season while he was fit would be immense, I'd still pick Griezmann though as we'd get more for the money and he'd have a bigger impact over the whole season for me.

{Ed004's Note - But Griezmann isn't available this summer and it would likely be a season before we could sign him}

4.) 01 Aug 2017 21:26:44
I'd rather wait if it is likely we will get him next summer. For the money involved I'm still not sure I'd blow it on a player who has struggled so much in the recent past with injuries. Huge gamble for me. I'd be tempted to pay half and get Perisic instead. Tough one.

5.) 01 Aug 2017 21:59:08
Just want to confirm, does the transfer ban prevent them from buying players or just registering new ones?
Also, if we do move for griezmann could we buy him now with the understanding he would arrive for preseasoning next year?

{Ed004's Note - They can sign players but not register them. If we bought Griezmann it would not be possible for Atletico to register him}

6.) 01 Aug 2017 22:04:44
Overall its Griezmann, but we know Bale can handle the physicality of the PL. Griezmann would need to prove he could adjust to the PL from La Liga.

7.) 01 Aug 2017 23:45:55
Better idea here: Get bale in this transfer window if it is possible, then sign griezman next summer. We are Manchester United we can afford both over 2 seasons and these are the kind of superstar players we should aim for when available.

8.) 02 Aug 2017 10:53:01
Greizmann all day long and twice on Sunday. Bale at his peak is a better player than Greizmann has yet to reach. But I don't think Bale will ever truly get back to his peak. Maybe the odd be here and there. But his body won't allow him to maintain that level unfortunately. Where as Greizmann could get to that level, but even if he just stays at the level he currently is at he can maintain for a while season and for probably the next 4-5 seasons.

9.) 02 Aug 2017 11:48:28
Perisic all day. Tough, team-worker, guaranteed crosses and assists. Much cheaper. Bale injury prone and Real Madrid reject now.

10.) 02 Aug 2017 13:52:44
Purely based on ability when both at their best I'd say bale. Plus has the added advantage that he is premier league proven. Only thing that would push me towards griezmann would be age and injuries. Griezmann has more years left in him and doesn't come with the poor injury record of bale.



21 Jul 2017 21:17:01
Hi Eds
Jose said he hopes for two more signings. Is this the case and if so where do you think we'll strengthen. Personally I think we need a LB maybe a RB as cover for now and a defensive midfielder however it's Perisic, a winger, that's being linked to us so often. Thanks as always.


1.) 21 Jul 2017 21:59:21
Dan if you listen to the sharkopod, its pretty spot on. Ed002 rarely leads us knowingly astray. And they did this months ago.

Also, you can read through the posts, which usually explains all.

Its better to do this first before unknowingly wasting the Eds time.



16 Jul 2017 13:07:56
Eds just wondering do you think United will try to play with 3 at the back this season. I thought it worked quite well although it was a poor opposition.


{Ed004's Note - I don't think it will be our primary formation but it will probably be played at times}




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16 Aug 2017 01:45:45
I agree. He's pure class. His work rate is fantastic so he's a great player to fit into Joses system.




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11 Aug 2017 15:16:10
When's that being uploaded? Can't wait for it!


{Ed002's Note - Soon.}



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28 Jul 2017 23:56:09
City (played best football last season)
Chelsea (CL run will help)
United (not far away but not quite there yet)
Arsenal (Think they will do ok)
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13 Jul 2017 23:46:29
Airier would be a solid signing and I'm sure Jose would make sure he behaves while here. That's probably the biggest issue with him. There's no doubting his talent. I'm guessing that's why PSG are letting him go.




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10 Jul 2017 14:39:34
Not sure what to think of this. Maybe a year of solid first team football will benifit him instead of being in and out of the team. However I still think he deserves a real chance this season as he showed glimpses at times. We have to remember he's only 21!





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13 Aug 2017 19:00:52
I wouldn't swap Perisic for Mata in games like that. Mata is unbelievable at getting into pockets of space when teams are playing so Defensive. Perisic would probably be better for games against the top 6 imo.




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07 Aug 2017 16:26:46
Yeah Giggsy I think it's a great decision to loan him out. Not only will he get premier league experience but also as you said he's working with a real good manager. Personally I would love to see him in CM and in a few years maybe be Matics replacement but I do like his versitility too.




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30 May 2017 23:56:14
I don't want to agree with you but I think I do. However it's really early to tell how he will progress but he looks more like a quick winger that will chip in a few goals rather than deadly striker. Having said that since Zlatan joined he has looked the part at times. Maybe he just needs the right coaching and someone like Zlatan tro learn off.


{Ed007's Note - In a couple of years time he'll be replaced by some £100 + million next superstar and the Utd fans will be saying Rashford's not even a good squad player. Players that come through clubs academies always get an easier ride from fans.}



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30 May 2017 23:44:22
Sorry I meant to say he's not a 20 goal a season player YET. I know he's got bags of quality and is only going to get better but for next season will he be used more as a winger maybe as I don't see him being our prolific goal scorer that we can relay on next season.


{Ed007's Note - My flabber will be gasted if Rashford ever scores 20 goals in one season with anyone let alone Utd.}