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08 Aug 2018 13:06:55
Ed i know pogba has been spoken about a lot before but seems like something could be happening with Barcelona, if we can find a replacement before the window closes. Do you see us signing a player then selling pogba after the English deadline? seen a couple of reports linking us with savic. i understand if there is nothing new any information is appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - The situation remains as I have explained.}

1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:37:01
Almost certain we won’t sign anyone now. If we sold Pogba after the deadline too, then goodness, we’d be even more screwed than we already are. Awful transfer window.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 13:51:16
ed has said there is plenty of time left, both ed 001 and 002 seem confident we will sign someone I've no reason to doubt them. i'm hopeful on alderweireld still.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 13:53:53
The club has been backed into a corner. We have a player who we have tried to sell all summer, a player who doesn't want to be at our club anymore.

Yet no one has bid until now, so we are left with 36 hours before the transfer window closes. And we are to sort out a massive deal for a player leaving the club while also finding a replacement. We have to do this while everyone side outside of EPL has no time pressure as they still have weeks to go before their deadline.

Combine this with another 2-3 players who are unhappy and want to leave, plus the need to sign at least a couple more without replacing any potential exits leaves us with a mountain to climb or face being left in a bit of a mess.

Now for once I do feel a little sympathy for Jose, he clearly wanted more done and soon so the players could bed in.
However, the fact both Pogba and Martial two of our few potential world class players wants to leave are in a large part down to him and his handling of them.

So he certainly hasn't helped himself. I don't know what goes on behind closed doors, but publicly he has been picking fights with everyone, including players like Valencia who he has recently made captain. This surely can't be helping to create a good working environment.

Currently we have 3-5 players who want to leave the club, rats leaving a sinking ship comes to mind.

This pre-season has been very similar to the one before Jose's Chelsea meltdown.

Preseason has felt aimless like a boat without a rudder just drifting, at the mercy of the tides.

A captain who cared about the ship would be doing all he can to fix the rudder and give the boat a sense of direction. However, Jose just seems intent on smashing up the life rafts and blaming everyone else.

This season will end in heartbreak for many United fans. When it does it is vital that we don't start in fighting and blaming either the "Jose in" or the "Jose out" fans and we get behind the new manager. The club needs a man in our clubs own image. Someone who knows what it is to represent our club, someone who knows what it mean to our fans and who knows what is expected of them. First comes youth and offensive football, then comes winning titles. You build from the bottom not the top.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 14:19:28
who would you move for shappy, manager wise?

5.) 08 Aug 2018 14:20:24
We've been infighting all last season and over the summer. I don't see how this season will be any different. It'll be worse. Least till Wenger is appointed. After that who knows.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 14:52:18
Doesn't seem like there will be nearly enough time to sell Pogba and sign an adequate replacement before the window closes. We will just have to accept one of our star players doesn't want to be there this year.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 14:54:50
All we seem concerned about now . Or should I say all Ed Peckerwood is bothered about is how many different sponsors we can sew onto our shirts.
Terrible transfer window . Nothing to come again this year . Apart from a new manager maybe.
Signs are ominous with Jose's rant's and negative attitude.
But if jose does go . Then surely Woodward should throw himself on his sword also.
Never mind the Jose out campaign. We should have a bring back David Gill campaign. Here's to a long hard season.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 15:45:40
After tomorrows deadline we still have 3 weeks of wondering if any of pogba, martial + others will be sold; The club doesn't have to sell players on so we haven't been held to ransom at this time and although we ain't moved that far forward we haven't gone back from last season as we have replaced carrick with Fred. It isn't ideal but fingers crossed there is something in the pipeline which the eds have indicated there could be.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 19:50:49
I’d love Wenger. We’d at least play some awesome football with this squad!

10.) 08 Aug 2018 21:04:25

The Captain of any ship would only take the boat in the direction set by the owners of the ship. We should look above the manager and judge what direction the ship is being directed in. Looks like a trip round the Baltic rather than a luxury Caribbean cruise.



26 Jul 2018 14:11:41
Eds as always ssn saying u ited have contacted Leicester re Maguire, personally I hope we stay far away from him, is there any truth in the news or are we still trying for Toby alderweireld?


{Ed002's Note - Alderweireld remains the first choice but right now id priced out of a move. I understand that the club will now be enquiring about the availability of alternatives, and that may mean a formal approach about Maguire.}

1.) 26 Jul 2018 14:27:15
Thanks ed, I hope we buy quality or play tuanzebe and Tim fosu-mensah rather than buying other players for that sake of it. Are the alternatives still as mentioned or are there new names?

2.) 26 Jul 2018 14:58:41
They are not buying for the sake of it. Maguire is obviously on a list.

If they were to buy for the sake of it they would buy any tom dick or harry from any division.

3.) 26 Jul 2018 15:17:41
Being on a list doesn't make someone not bought for the sake of it, sometimes it's better to get the best option or nothing and in my opinion if the options are buying aldewierd buying Maguire or playing the youngsters than I'd stay well clear of buying Maguire.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 20:54:32
If Maguire represents the best we are able to afford/ convince to join us we have fallen much further than I thought we had.

Ed you've mentioned above that Aldeweireld is being priced out of a move just now. I can't pretend to have much of a clue about United's finances but some of the figures being reported for Maguire like £65m are far higher than anything I've seen for Alderweireld usually reported around £40-£45m. Is it correct to assume that we have turned to Maguire because we have been quoted far higher than the above for Alderweireld?

Because if we're going to spend £60m I'd rather see it go on Alderweireld than Maguire.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs will resist over paying for players.}

5.) 27 Jul 2018 07:56:29

I don’t think that message is fair at all and Maguire would prove a lot wrong on here, it doesn’t show how far we have fallen it just shows how mad the market is these days.

6.) 27 Jul 2018 10:04:54
Gds, if he signs I would be delighted to be wrong. If Maguire comes here and significantly improves us, I'd be surprised but very happy to be proved wrong on my opinion. If we wanted a CB who is PL proven and as good as Smalling or Jones why didn't we just sign Jonny Evans for £3m?

I agree the market is mad and £40m is the new £10m but signing someone who doesn't seem to be an improvement on what we have for any price seems counts intuitive. Also when comparing Maguire to the other CB's we've looked at, he is nowhere near as good as the likes of Varane, Alderweireld or Bonucci.

7.) 27 Jul 2018 13:35:37
Harry M is a similar level in terms of pure defending to Smelling and better on the ball. It's a no brainer for me.

8.) 27 Jul 2018 13:44:17

He can bring the ball out from the back, he is brilliant in both boxes and wins every header and would mean we finally cause a few problems from set pieces, he is certainly on a different level to an aging Jonny Evans and gives us attributes we don't have in some of our other defenders.

9.) 27 Jul 2018 16:32:44
I agree he is very good in the air. Set piece wise that can only help us both defensively and in an attacking sense.

However, I disagree that he is good at bringing the ball out from the back. He may do it, but I've not seen him do much that is useful when he does. For me, he tends to run into the space in front of him and if there is no blatantly obvious pass on, then he gives the ball away.

He had a decent world cup in a system which hid his flaws and generally played against sides who shouldn't be testing a £60m rated defender. In my opinion Southgate selected Young ahead of Rose as he had to have someone capable of tucking in to support Maguire as he is suspect positionally.



30 Jun 2016 18:52:50
club shop selling mkhitarayn? shirts.




30 Jun 2015 18:21:20
With sky currently suggesting a deal for schneiderlin isn't being negotiated, after saying yesterday we were in talks, can any if the eds (ed001 perhaps?) clear this up? (I have searched united arsenal and Southampton sites for any updates)


{Ed001's Note - I don't know what is happening with him, sorry. Southampton are very good at keeping things quiet their end. However, there is also nothing coming out from the United end regarding negotiations with Saints either, which suggests it is not ongoing right now. There is interest, but there is also interest from other clubs. Schneiderlin himself has been clear that he won't be joining a team outside the Champions League, which rules out a lot of the interest. Man Utd and Arsenal are the two in England that want him, that are in the Champions League, the price Southampton are looking for has been made known, but neither have made an offer yet. Until someone does make an offer, nothing is likely to happen, though he is looking to move, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some pushing from his end to get an offer going in for him.}

1.) 01 Jul 2015 08:04:38
nice one ed!

2.) 01 Jul 2015 10:57:19

What do you make of some of the reports that we have made a bid about week to 10 days ago and if you read what Koeman said, it could be construed that our bid falls well short of their valuation for the player.

{Ed001's Note - it was not a bid, you asked the price, Southampton named it and you said that you would only be willing to offer a much lower amount. It was an informal chat rather than a bid, but calling it a bid brings in clicks to websites as it sounds more exciting.}

3.) 01 Jul 2015 17:28:56
Well at least we know what's needed to be done I guess that means a transfer could be wrapped up quickly if we decide to go ahead. I read an article by andy mitten who tends to be reliable united wise saying Southampton expect us to get the deal done




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09 Aug 2018 17:05:03
Well that was an awful window. Now we have to support the team as there is nothing else that can be done. Ed002s sharkopod shall be interesting listening in the next couple of days.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 17:15:39
Whats the Sharkopod for mate? Summary of the window?

2.) 09 Aug 2018 17:17:18
And everyone says I am negative. I personally thought you guys had a brilliant window. All the best negativeredwalter x.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 17:32:01
I'm assuming another big roundup of things clubs are looking to do as always. I'm sure we'll find out if anything was attempted in there. Unless it's more of a European roundup of course.



09 Aug 2018 10:03:34
Ed figured I'd try and make this easier rather than constant different questions. Are you aware of anything happening ATM that could lead to potential incomings or outgoings if possible could you provide any information? This is more to try and save my own sanity of checking the site every 10 minutes.


{Ed002's Note - I have repeatedly provided information. I am not aware of any change in the situation this morning.}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 13:15:43
There is 4 hours to wait, why do you have to hassel people on things when you can wait just 4 hours and the day can be over.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 13:32:45
Sorry Ed I know u have provided again and again, but just wondered if you could tell us whether you believe we will sign anyone before 5pm today.
Sorry but please if you can provide any bit of clarity either way, this crap is driving us mad.



02 Aug 2018 17:13:14
the sky sports betting machine has gone full circle, alderwiereld, maguire, mina and all the way back to toby alderweireld. I'm imagining the headlines from newspapers releasing they're exclusives tonight about united and spurs agreeing a deal. i know you've covered this one over and over ed so don't expect any update unless you have heard anything new?


1.) 02 Aug 2018 22:59:33
It’s nothing short of disgraceful that Sky can push a rumour to get people to bet with Sky bet on it happening. How there isn’t regulation to stop that I don’t know.



21 Oct 2017 23:01:41
An honest question does anyone actually think martial can play left wing?

I keep watching him and he spends half of his time drifting in to the middle and the other walking towards the ball!

If he's going to play wing he needs to start staying wide cutting in at the edge of the area no earlier and staying wide even if he isn't getting the ball.

When he gets the ball he can be effective but again his crossing isn't fantastic so he goes all out for the byline near the post to square the ball or he runs into 3/ 4 players and loses the ball. In my opinion he wants to be a striker and would probably do a lot better there.

Be interested to know other people's opinions.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 00:35:19
DB. Absolutely spot on. I've been calling for a winger but everyone keeps saying we've got martial and Rashford. Neither are wingers. I think martial is very inconsistent and needs to buck up his ideas.

2.) 22 Oct 2017 01:13:49
No problem with a winger arriving but much rather for the right we are almost a goal a game from left side attacker it's the least of our worries and that's with very little overlap from leftbacks . The right hand side attack isn't good enough it's either players not in preferred position or lindgard.

3.) 22 Oct 2017 03:46:13
That is his best position, just didn’t show it today as he had a horrible attitude from the moment he was fouled early. He has no left foot so on the right he’d be stuck without the option of cutting inside. He just relies on that one move and when it doesn’t work and he gives the ball away he loses confidence and doesn’t contribute anything else. Today was another example of Jose’s teams struggling to break down a defensive side, but the loss is down to two individual errors imo. Lindelof and mata. The rest of the team looked off, but it wasn’t like we were dominated. Just uninterested and that led to the goals as well.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 10:00:37
I th No he's had a poor attitude for a long time. We've had flashes of great form this year but I worry there is something wrong in his head.

He doesn't seem interested, there is no urgency to get in the box, he looks lethargic and subdued. Given his form in his first season we know he has great ability, he just seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders. Yesterday he was dreadful.

{Ed025's Note - he is seen as a bit of a brat by people at the club AJH and to be honest thats how he has come across this season mate..



02 May 2016 18:02:16
Ed002 as punishment for incessant whinging whining bitching and moaning how about a bullseye moment and we take a look at what we could of had in January? Plus it may show the "toxics" what could of happened this season if they had supported the team.


1.) 02 May 2016 18:14:23
Everyone supported the team they didn't support the style of play. There is a big difference.

2.) 02 May 2016 18:32:18
I guess 85 percent of the fan base is toxic going by any poll you look at. Following a Dutch Tulip blindly does not make anyone a better fan. Its our right to show our dismay with what is going on. In case you did not realise we are in 5th and are a shadow of ourselves after 2 years and 250 mill spent.

3.) 02 May 2016 18:38:17
Yh apparently we missed out on bale and neymar in january because ed woodward took notice of the tweets sent by utd fans and messages on forums like this.

If ed woodward was shocked by the dismal december we had where we were knocked out of the champions league group stages and gained one point out of 12 at a crucial stage of the season and decided against giving lvg any more money whilst he was evaluating the managers position then i applaud him. It would have been easier to throw even more money at the situation and try and buy our way out of trouble so i commend ed woodward for his bravery at a tough time of the season.

Also if the 'toxics' are accused of disrupting our january transfer plans, are they also behind the youth coming through such as rashford, borthwick-jackson and fosu-mensah. Surely if the 'toxics' stopped us buying, the 'toxics' helped bring the youth through.

You can't have it both ways or that seems hypocritical to me.

4.) 02 May 2016 18:56:39
Christ on a bike get over it. 02 is gone, she may come back or he may not but I'm sure the constant posts asking him to won't help anything.

The eds are here to edit and we are lucky that some get involved in the chat to and share what they know or think.

5.) 02 May 2016 19:12:58
Based on the managers track record when it comes to signings I think it's a good thing that the plug was pulled on incoming transfers.

You ask where we would be had the signings gone through? I expect fans would be discussing how Anderson was an expensive waste of money. We could have signed Messi in January - but with the current style of play would probably still be battling it out for 5th with West Ham.

As far as I'm aware ED002 left because people kept insulting her and repeatedly asking her stupid questions. I don't blame her. She made her disdain for the attitude of our fans clear, sure - but she also did that with the Liverpool fans and yet still posts there.

6.) 02 May 2016 19:49:00
Well said Chris, people need to move on and deal, with it.

7.) 02 May 2016 20:44:49
Funny 2 people used this as a way to criticise the team which is the main reason people are getting so annoyed reading this site the constant incessant whinging.

As for 2 more yes ed002 did say no more man utd info and has carried that through but has never said don't ask the eds are fantastic all of them and if they choose to give an answer great if they don't fine but it doesn't mean stop asking it just means don't expect an answer.

8.) 02 May 2016 20:54:49
Some fair points there shappy but the reference to 'greasing a runway' is bang out of order.




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09 Aug 2018 09:05:11
Let's hope your wrong he's not what we need at all not an improvement on the first 11.




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08 Aug 2018 13:51:16
ed has said there is plenty of time left, both ed 001 and 002 seem confident we will sign someone I've no reason to doubt them. i'm hopeful on alderweireld still.




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06 Aug 2018 14:53:01
Ok ed thanks maybe it's time the club looked at that stance might make the changes we are looking to make a little easier, looks like we could be very busy over the next few days with rojo, smalling, darmian, pogba, and martial all potentially leaving plus players brought in I think we need a LB RW and CB if as definates, if pogba goes I'd look for a CM to replace him, we could also do with a RB and a back up striker but with dalot coming in this isn't as urgent.




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06 Aug 2018 14:17:44
Hi ed i know you don't like to talk numbers so i'll try keep the question more simple, do you know if the offer from Barcelona cash only or a cash plus player deal? i'd imagine from other bits and pieces you've said Barcelona would be looking to get some cash off the deal so may include players possibly dembele hopefully not yerry mina.


{Ed002's Note - MU have resisted all offers involving other players this summer.}



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05 Aug 2018 16:54:59
Sorry ed think we're all a bit stressed knowing the windows so close and we feel 3 positions minimum need improving without players leaving. Obviously Twitter doesn't help, never mind sky who now say we are in for Maguire but will cost over £75m! Which I personally can't see happening, I trust you ed and think the club will push for alderweireld and hopefully a right winger I'm unsure who if not Willian, perhaps dembele in a pogba deal.





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09 Aug 2018 18:30:17
But the point is what's his hair got to do with anything? Your complaining about a players personal life he's entitled to do whatever he likes complain about his performances because as I said he could be doing a lot worse things than getting haircuts.




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09 Aug 2018 18:01:33
Whys everyone so obsessed with his haircuts and dancing? Geroge best Bryan Robson and plenty of others were doing much worse. Let's be honest what we care about is him putting that effort in in the pitch.




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09 Aug 2018 17:32:01
I'm assuming another big roundup of things clubs are looking to do as always. I'm sure we'll find out if anything was attempted in there. Unless it's more of a European roundup of course.




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09 Aug 2018 09:42:14
I agree it is difficult to believe but it's mourinho's negativity in public that causes that. He never focuses on anything positive and always has something negative to say so Jose as your say we finished 2nd last year cheer up!




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08 Aug 2018 20:45:02
Agreed David absolutely out of order being positive while the windows still open!