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27 Nov 2017 20:16:54
Hi Eds. Saw a report today saying Martial is unhappy at United and that he is wanted by Real Madrid. Any truth in this? I really hope not. Thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea how happy he is but Real Madrid have pretty vast plans over the next two summers but I think he would be no more than padding, so I doubt it needs to be a concern.}

1.) 27 Nov 2017 21:54:41
Glad to hear it. Many thanks.



23 Nov 2017 15:40:02
Hi Eds do you see many outgoings in January. I know Fellani and Shaw have been talked about but is there any others. Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - As I said in the Sharkopod don't rule out a James Wilson loan.}

1.) 23 Nov 2017 18:36:20
Ed 002 do you believe Wilson is regarded by Jose or other coaches as having a future with Utd.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know but there is a big step between a leading side thinking a player is good enough ant there being a career.}

2.) 23 Nov 2017 21:09:09
Cheers for the reply.

3.) 24 Nov 2017 00:42:38
Thanks Ed and for all yr hard work.



09 Nov 2017 13:49:18
Seen a few reports today that United have agreed a deal to sign 16 y/ o Umaro Embalo. Have the Eds heard anything on it? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Jorge Mendes says that there is a general agreement.}

1.) 09 Nov 2017 13:56:17
Is he good? I don't believe in watching YouTube to assess a player.

{Ed002's Note - He is just a child.}

2.) 09 Nov 2017 15:29:43
Yes but if the reported 5m fee is true he must have something about him. Thanks for the info.

3.) 10 Nov 2017 07:16:04
One word, Bebe.

4.) 10 Nov 2017 09:37:42
Another word ronaldo. Jeez some say the manager is negative he could get negativity lessons from our fans.

5.) 11 Nov 2017 14:16:16
Bebe was SAF's bonus pay off.

6.) 11 Nov 2017 17:52:28
Unless bebe was 16 and very highly rated by the fans of the team that sold him that comparison is incorrect.

7.) 11 Nov 2017 18:15:31
CSM - From what reports say this kid is as well thought of as Pogba was. Let's hope he can develop well into a good player. But I do hope we haven't gone and bought him because we'll be losing Gomes.



05 Nov 2017 11:25:41
Saw on the Liverpool page there's a sharkopod immintent. Will you be doing one for United? I really hope so. Thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - when time allows

1.) 05 Nov 2017 11:56:58
Thanks. I really want to know what you do for a living. I'm intrigued.

{Ed002's Note - rodeo clown.}

2.) 05 Nov 2017 13:05:08
That could be the description for many jobs in the football world.

3.) 05 Nov 2017 13:53:51
I thought you were a gentleman adventurer ed?

{Ed002's Note - part time

4.) 07 Nov 2017 10:51:20
Ed002 is the sharkopod voice your real voice?

{Ed002's Note - As opposed to?

5.) 07 Nov 2017 13:40:31
I thought it sounded like a voice that I heard in mourinhos post match presser on sunday.

{Ed002's Note - Mourinho went off with Mr Abramovic for a meal after the game on Sunday.}

6.) 08 Nov 2017 19:42:43
I heard Ashley Cole was spotted in the same restaurant. Jose was wheeled in hidden in a laundry trolley as he had planned on offering Cole a 6 month contract in Jan, but when John terry came out of the ladies bathroom with a smug look on his face it all kicked off, Cole realised his missus was in there. He got thrown out and Jose never got to talk to him.



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.




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11 Dec 2017 00:37:48
What a poor result but I can't say I'm surprised. I was shocked at the line up and still can't understand why we changed from the 3/ 5 at the back formation that has worked very well previously. I would have understood if we had any sort of game plan but we didn't. There was no structure no fluidity and for most of the game no passion. We can all go crazy that we lost but the sad truth is that City have a younger better team than us with a fantastic manager. This City side doesn't look like it's only going to get better. With Peps style and the money he'll have to spend something drastic at United has to change if we have any hope of reaching their level. I'm afraid defensive football isn't going to win the league anymore. This City team is really starting to look like a title winning Ferguson team which seriously worries me.




03 Dec 2017 00:36:46
What did everyone make of Pogbas red card. Personally I can totally understand why it was given but I think a yellow would have been fair. He's going to be a colossal loss for us but we'll hopefully rattle city and pep.


1.) 03 Dec 2017 02:21:57
He got the ball and his foot landed on Belerin who inexplicably crouched into a cricket fielder style fielding position right where Ppgna's side ended.

Very strange challenge the likes of which you do not see very often. I personally would have given a yellow and called it accidental but a little reckless but in fairness to the ref you certainly could not call it a ludicrous decision.

We will miss Pogs against city but that is why we have a big squad.

2.) 03 Dec 2017 09:01:00
Called it spot on Dodgy. Very strange from the defender.
Pogba was so hellbent on retaining the ball to maintain another goalscoring chance he ended up overdoing it. The other option would be to just tap the ball and then roll over the defender - basically to dive - which the way things go would probably have ended up in us getting a free kick and belerin getting booked!

3.) 03 Dec 2017 11:05:47
One of the easiest reds given imo bad challenge no intent to hurt but a definite red.



28 Nov 2017 22:02:49
Great performance tonight with some outstanding individual displays. Signing Rose in January would be interesting now because based on current form Young is undroppable. Lindelof looked great again and had Richarlason in his back pocket. Martial was great as was Lingard. I think the killer for us was Matic going off. When he went off we lost the midfield battle but we showed good character and dug in for a well deserved win. Bring on Arsenal and keep the same line up IMO.


1.) 28 Nov 2017 22:10:03
Nothing wrong with two good wing-backs Dan. Wing-backs do a lot of running. Always good to have a surplus of CB's and Wing-backs when playing this formation.

2.) 28 Nov 2017 22:16:31
Difference was we took our chances .
Midfield wasn't great all game but in the first half we took our chances, second we never .
Lukaku and pogba prob had the best 2 chances of the game.

3.) 28 Nov 2017 22:35:54
Enjoyed that. 6 goals, good quick attacking play. Great away win. Good times.

4.) 28 Nov 2017 22:42:55
Get another game scoring 3 or more goals.

Shame we stopped playing and invited pressure thought we could have scored another 2 or 3 today.

But a great result and should give every confidence for weekends game.

5.) 28 Nov 2017 22:46:11
Lindelof has done well the last few games.

6.) 29 Nov 2017 00:34:56
fair point Sydney and yea I agree that we took our chances. I really hope we have a go at Arsenal on Saturday anything other than a win would be a very poor result. We're so unfourtiante to be behind City as any other year after 14 games with this amount of points we'd be top. If we keep plugging away hopefully City will have a bad spell and it will be all to play for again.

7.) 29 Nov 2017 10:15:11
On the the point of Rose/ Young I could see a time where Mourinho would play them both if we start with a back 4. Young is solid defensively but also good attacking. It would be a solid left side with Rose overlapping Young with Matic covering as well.



15 Oct 2017 19:27:24
what does everyone make of Joses comments on managing elsewhere. Obviously I don't expect him to stay here for ever but I don't think it's a coincidence that the comments have come at the same time as a new contract being reported. Could be adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5 but it's just what I think. I'm wondering have the Eds heard anything regarding a new contract. Thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with any contract Dan.}

1.) 15 Oct 2017 19:39:32
I think he will prob manage Portugal at some point and then prob retire after that. Hopefully he’s at united for another contract after this tho.

{Ed001's Note - it is not Portugal that he is eyeing up.}

2.) 15 Oct 2017 19:45:43
Thanks Eds. So I'm guessing PSG is the next destination after this contract if he can get there.

{Ed001's Note - he is just not entirely happy with United and sees PSG as a decent alternative. He was opening the door....}

3.) 15 Oct 2017 20:06:15
Sorry to keep asking but whys he not entirely happy. I think most people thought it was the job he wanted for a long time.

{Ed002's Note - I dealt with the situation before, there is no reason to raise it again.}

4.) 15 Oct 2017 20:08:34
Good time to manage PSG, they are on the brink of dominating football for a few years. I also don't think Jose is happy that it's taking so long for him to assemble the team he's trying to build. Big season this one. I think MU will need to spend big next summer to keep Jose happy. I also think one more huge spend is needed this summer to be up there with best in Europe. We have a good squad, but our first XI could be better.

5.) 15 Oct 2017 22:23:40
Is this that some at the club still see a blue tinge around Jose, being away from his family etc?

6.) 15 Oct 2017 23:32:46
If your serious about Jose's attitude to Manchester and Manchester Utd then this guy really needs to get a grip.

Manchester is a fantastic international city with lots to offer anyone who visits or lives here. I understand Jose has family in London but it's only 200 miles away which is about 45 minutes in a helecopter.

Manchester Utd is one of the biggest clubs in the world with a fantastic tradition. Jose has what seems like an unlimited budget, great facilities and licence to manage how he likes.

Jose need stop being Alan Partridge and sort himself a Manchester home. How much are we paying this guy for this amateur approach? If you're really suggesting that he's still unhappy in Manchester then it's pathetic and I have no patience with it. I'd rather he sod off to Paris with his BS anti football and we get a manager who really wants to be here.

Jose has this opportunity to rejuvinate a below par giant. He has everything he could desire to achieve this. If he isn't excited by this challenge then he should retire from football.

7.) 16 Oct 2017 00:37:19
Well said good post.
I agree.

8.) 16 Oct 2017 04:48:21
MancMan. I think you hit the nail on the head. I've said before that Manchester is a fantastic city. The north west is a brilliant place. So if he's unsettled, then I think he should tell the club and move on.
But I think it goes deeper than that. I think he's not entirely happy with the way the club is being run. A lot of commercial demands and nowhere near enough attention or affection from the owners towards the football side. People will point at Pogba and Lukaku being big money signings and they were. However, you look at what psg and city are doing and it pales into insignificance. They are spending vast amount of money on players. Their infrastructure is vastly superior and more modern than ours (ed002 has mentioned this several times) . Their youth academy is superior to ours. City lost mendy to injury and they're going to spend big on a replacement in January. We've had no left back since Evra left and no wingers since giggs and Ronaldo. Yet we stutter along in the transfer market wondering if Perisic is worth £45m. City and PSG have a plan. They want to get all the best players into their clubs and will do anything to achieve it. Our lot have commercial interests first and football is a distant second.
I think Mourinho has found out the hard way that this club talks the talk but no longer walks the walk in footballing terms. I'll be surprised if he doesn't leave in the next 18 months.

{Ed001's Note - you have to remember that Pogba and Lukaku were signed because they were seen as being good commercial signings, whereas the players Jose wanted to complete the squad were not. Whether or not you agree with his desire to add Perisic, for instance, the simple fact of the matter is he is the manager and it is his decision. He lives and dies by those decisions. The problem is that he will get judged on the team assembled when he feels the club are not doing all they could to get the players he wants. Jose wanted Perisic, the club did not do all they could to get him, they simply refused to meet the asking price. That has irked him.

It is not really about living in Manchester, though that has increased the problems. It is about giving the manager the club's full backing.}

9.) 16 Oct 2017 07:18:20
It's quite funny really. I remember the reasons people didn't want Jose here as manager and they were that he plays negative football, he builds teams for short term IE wants players 29/ 30 and ready for NOW, not in the future and that he only sticks around for a couple of years. Well you have to say people's reasons were correct.

10.) 16 Oct 2017 10:08:21
That's pretty direct MancMan but I get where you are coming from, I thought his comments were out of order but not untypical of him.

11.) 16 Oct 2017 10:38:31
Maybe so AJH, but let me put it another way:

"So my girlfriend said that she's only keeping a few essential items at my house because she doesn't see much of a future in our relationship because I only bought her a Ferrari and a large diamond ring but I wasn't that excited about the luxury holiday she was proposing. Also, she prefers the look of the French guy down the road whose mansion is slightly bigger than mine with nicer carpets"

12.) 16 Oct 2017 11:30:57
The French guy sounds nice, do you have his number?

13.) 16 Oct 2017 13:39:24
Ooh I love a nice carpet.

14.) 16 Oct 2017 14:57:50
So does Jose by the looks of it GDS2, although he's probably likely to burn his knees on it.

AJH the number is 0800 GREED.



01 Oct 2017 11:25:43
I was really impressed with Smalling and Jones on the ball yesterday. They weren't pressed much but when they were they always found a United man. I think that may be something Eric Bailey needs to work on after seeing the CSKA game. Anyway who starts an Anfield. For me it's still Jones and Bailey but Smalling didn't put up a bad case yesterday.


1.) 01 Oct 2017 12:00:48
For me it has to be Bailly and Jones who starts smalling looks like an accident waiting to happen and his heading is awful has no control of where it goes 50p head springs to mind.

2.) 01 Oct 2017 12:49:41
It was against a team who has yet to score and toothless tbh. Bailley and Jones and they need to be on their best to keep coutinho and company quite. Liverpool is a very difficult away and a draw would be a good result. Win your home games and draw your away fixtures against tough opposition will win you the league and if you can surprise like city did yesterday at Chelsea then its a huge bonus.

Spurs team also looks really tough and hard to crack.

3.) 01 Oct 2017 13:02:27
Also smalling made a tackle that should have got palace a penalty.

4.) 02 Oct 2017 20:53:40
Imight, that's blasfemi! The ref is only wrong when its not in ManUtd favor. You must have bumped your head or something, that was a clean tackle :D.

5.) 03 Oct 2017 10:17:50
Stoupid, that might possibly be the worst attempt at spelling, 'blasphemy', I've ever seen.

6.) 03 Oct 2017 10:30:46
I thought he meant the brother of Obafemi Martins.




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02 Dec 2017 12:25:13
Ed do you think we’ll know where he is going by the end of January. Thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - Unless it is Bayern Munich the I would think so.}



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27 Nov 2017 21:54:41
Glad to hear it. Many thanks.




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23 Nov 2017 21:09:09
Cheers for the reply.




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09 Nov 2017 15:29:43
Yes but if the reported 5m fee is true he must have something about him. Thanks for the info.




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09 Nov 2017 13:56:17
Is he good? I don't believe in watching YouTube to assess a player.


{Ed002's Note - He is just a child.}




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29 Nov 2017 00:34:56
fair point Sydney and yea I agree that we took our chances. I really hope we have a go at Arsenal on Saturday anything other than a win would be a very poor result. We're so unfourtiante to be behind City as any other year after 14 games with this amount of points we'd be top. If we keep plugging away hopefully City will have a bad spell and it will be all to play for again.




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26 Nov 2017 17:05:29
Annnddd there it is. 1-1 would still be brilliant.




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26 Nov 2017 16:58:38
I just can't see City not scoring in a game.




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19 Nov 2017 12:41:57
Totally agree AJH. Mkhitaryan will find it hard to break back into the team. Glad that Jose got Martial and Rashford starting together because niether deserves to be on the bench. Ibra slowed the game down a lot when he came on aswell so I'm hoping that it will be more of a cup and substitute appearances for him. To be fair though if we were losing or drawing a game with 20 mins left and you've got Ibra and Fellani to come on it will give us another dimension. Pogbas showing that 89mil for him last years now a good deal as Jose said before. Onwards and upwards from here.




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16 Nov 2017 23:27:29
Brilliant listen Ed002, There's a few in there that excites me and a few I'd rather stay clear of.