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01 Feb 2017 17:45:10
Hello ed2

Sorry to borher you but seen a report on the internet so thought to ask you on these players.

Firstly, is Romero likely to leave? If yes which sidees are interested? Read Boca juniors are interested.

Secondly Is Manolas likely to leave and are we really interested? On the article I read it said we and Arsenal are seriously intersted.



{Ed002's Note - Sergio Romero might look to leave in the summer but it may depend on what happens with De Gea. Boca wanted a loan but he had no interest in that - if he moves he will look to move back to Italy.

Yes Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Manolas but it is Inter who will push very hard for a deal in the summer.}

1.) 02 Feb 2017 11:42:08
Ed2 are we looking at any keepers then as there seems to be a chance of one of pur keepers to be leaving or is J. Pereira likely to be considered as good enough prosprect ( I know we still have Johnstone but will he make it here) .

Also ed on the sharkopod you said Rojo is still considered as not dependable and it will be tough for Jones to make it past the summer window as a Utd player. So, has the opinion on them changed with their recent form or still the same? Also who is our primary cb target now as Gimenez is unlikely (or impossible)?


{Ed002's Note - (a) Manchester United will be trrying to understand where they are with goalkeepers going forward. They will look to hold on to De Gea but Romero will want to move for game time. (b) Manchester United will look for a different first choice centre back in the summer so Rojo and Jones will slide down the list and possibly out. (c) Lindelof remains very much the wanted player.}

2.) 03 Feb 2017 04:46:45
Thank you Ed

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 04 Feb 2017 15:07:16
Thanks ed.



30 Oct 2015 05:09:34
Hi eds
Recently when i asked on the madrid site about the players they are interested in bringing, ed2 replied that De Gea is of interest to them so, man utd must be aware of that and thus surely we are looking at keepers to replace ddg if he decides to leave so, ed2 do you know of any keepers we are actively looking at or was Romero brought in to replace ddg.


{Ed002's Note - It doesn't really work like that.}

1.) 30 Oct 2015 19:38:26
Wow kudos to you Ed,

What you told us about a yewr ago about the chinese consurtuim it has made the news today .

Thanks as always.

2.) 01 Nov 2015 13:40:39
what did it say about the chinese.




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13 Mar 2018 23:58:47
Before commenting on the result I will admit I didn't watch the match. The stream wasnt loading and I fell asleep.

But this is un-f###ing-acceptable, going by the highlights it looks like we didn't play to win, it looked like we were ok if the 90 minutes ended with 0-0. We didn't show any real attacking intent. We were playing a Sevilla team that had, on paper, less quality than us but they showed more desire to get thoroug.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 01:50:33
Deeps on paper they spent less money but have better quality.



01 Mar 2018 13:53:41
What about Scholes? He was left out of the "all time best PL XI" by them pundits for Gerrard and Lampard. For me he is the best English CM to play in the PL just ahead of the two aforementioned guys. What is your opinion on him Ed1?
Just for fun what would everyone's 1,2 and 3 be from Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard?
For me it's:
But it's a tough call between Lampard and Gerrard and Gerrard's lack of title just edged it out.


{Ed001's Note - I think they are all very different players and it really depends on what you need for your team. Personally I find it comes down to who supports what team as to which of the 3 they think is best.}

1.) 01 Mar 2018 14:08:36
But Scholes is always made to be like the third best by the English media and I think it is more because of him not hugging the limelight while a player. Just my opinion but he was phenomenal.

2.) 01 Mar 2018 15:23:24
Gerrard is more in the mould of bryan robson.
Lampard was a fantastically consistent goalscorer from midfield he played with much more discipline than gerard.
Scholes was the best english player of his generation.
All great players for their clubs and all great players. Why they did not play together as a 3 more often is a surprise to me.

3.) 01 Mar 2018 16:03:19
Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard; in that order for me.

4.) 01 Mar 2018 16:06:52
Me too Ken. They should have been played as a three. Gives a lot more balance.

5.) 01 Mar 2018 16:09:01

6.) 01 Mar 2018 16:16:44
Scholes for me, maybe biased but he was technically the best. Great range of passing.
Lampard second as he was an intelligent player who always seemed to pop up with a goal.
Gerrard distant third. To much Roy of the rovers. Shocking tactical awareness.

7.) 01 Mar 2018 17:35:20
The Liverpool game against Chelsea were they blew their chances of the title was why Gerrard was a distant third in that poll. It wasn't the "slip". Calling it a slip makes it sound unlucky. He miscontrolled the ball and gave it away, that's a mistake, it happens to every single footballer. That's not why. The second half is why.

Gerrard in the second half of that game was an utter disgrace. He took something like 15 shots from all different ranges trying to make up for his mistake. Consistently choosing the long odds of a 35 yarder going in instead of proping and trying to break Chelsea down.

I know boiling his fantastic career down to 45 minutes of football is quite ridiculous, but that summed him up. He wanted the headlines all for himself and cost his team a title. He was a MOTD player. Looked amazing in the highlights. Watch him for 90 minutes and he regularly went missing.

8.) 01 Mar 2018 18:21:06
Mumbles great post that. That is what spearates the best from the rest. Scholes without a doubt the best of all three.

The biggest difference between Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard was that Scholes couldve easily have played the way Gerrard or Lampard played where as Gerrard or Lampard couldn't play the way Scholes played.

9.) 01 Mar 2018 18:46:54
I’m not sure it’s that straight forward, each fan will favour their own player. Scholes is clearly a legend but look at Lampard’s goal scoring record, it is phenomenal for a midfielder. Having said that, I never bought into the Gerard hype, he’s a difficult bloke to like, thick as 2 short planks he would have been on the bins if he hadn’t been a footballer.

10.) 01 Mar 2018 19:02:16
Scholes Lampard, Gerrard distant third, not because of talent but because of impact.

For me in a team game its hard to judge a player by their achievements on the pitch as it is a team game which makes it hard to judge a player on what they "do" in a game. Would Lampard have scored as many goals for Chelsea had Drogba not been so good at holding up the ball? The tactics can be built around a key player to elevate their impact or for them to sacrifice their own "goals" for those of the team.

Scholes was all about the team game and played like it was more important that the team played well and won than if he did. Where as a certain scouse player was only happy if he was the best player in his team.

I think a better way to judge just how good and key they were as players is to see the impact they had on the team when they didn't play. At United we never looked like we had total control of a game unless Scholes was on the pitch, even though we had some great players on in his stead.

Where as bizarrely I thought Liverpool played better in the games Gerrard didn't play. That's not to say he wasn't a hugely talented player, just that Liverpool as a team played better when he wasn't overshadowing his team mates and trying to carry the club on his back. 11 men playing like a team just performed better than Steven Gerrard and 10 men trying to make him look good ever did.

Lampard's absence was felt by Chelsea, but he wasn't the heart beat like Scholes was so it was easier for Chelsea to adapt when he wasn't on the field.

11.) 01 Mar 2018 19:10:50
Scholes was the most underrated English player when he played,
The other 2 wouldn't lace his boots.
Didn't zidane, inesta all those big players rate amoung the best, the french italians spanish all wanted him and couldn't understand how engkand didn't build there team around him.
Scholes was a player.
I wouldn't have swaped him for no other midfielder in the world.

12.) 01 Mar 2018 21:13:55
All completely different but Scholes and Gerrard were miles ahead of lampard who worked incredibly hard to make up for his lack of overall talent.

Scholes, closely followed by Gerrard, then Lampard a good distance away.

13.) 02 Mar 2018 08:21:45
I think the biggest point was that both the Liverpool and Chelsea set up's were designed/ built around getting the best from Gerrard and Lampard. I think in Chelsea's case that was much to the detriment of Shevchenko, Torres and other strikers that weren't Drogba. Gerrard at Liverpool was in the main the reason the Xabi Alsonso was misused and never the player seen at Real and Bayern.

Scholes on the other hand dominated matches, had the ability and football brain to move positions on the pitch and adapt his game. All 3 were phenomenal players for their clubs, and each clubs fans would say their player was the best. Scholes for me was the best - again biased being a United fan. Scholes is appreciated more in Europe and by other world class midefielders.

{Ed001's Note - I think United fans need to remember, when they talk about Scholes being able to change positions making him better, that Gerrard was able to play far more roles than Scholes, so not sure how that applies. Scholes broke through as a forward, dropped back to attacking midfield and ended up a deep lying playmaker. Gerrard played as a centreback and right back initially, and did extremely well in the latter role as well. Then he moved to play right wing, with his best season, imo, coming on the right, before he moved inside to play off Torres. He also played as a central mid, deep lying playmaker and on the left (for England in particular) with varying degrees of success admittedly, but he played there. In fact the England staff used to move him wider because he was felt the best able of the 3 to adapt to different roles. So anyone suggesting Scholes ability to change positions makes him better should really think about it properly.}



01 Mar 2018 03:07:31
I saw a video yesterday of Wright, Danny Murphy and Shearer discussing All time PL team and when talking about CBS they said Rio was better than Vidic or something along those lines, like Vidic looked good because of having Rio alongside him.
So what is everyone's take on this who do you think was better? I think they were one of the best pairings ever for us but I prefer Vidic over Rio if I have to take a pick. Vidic for me is the best defender I have seen play (.


{Ed0333's Note - wow deependra you must be no older than 14

1.) 01 Mar 2018 03:20:34
Pressed send before finishing.
Vidic is the best defender that has played for United since the turn of the century, and he was a leader as well and a strong character too. So who is your pick eds Rio or Vida.

P. s I am 21.

{Ed001's Note - Rio. Don't worry about ed0333, when people get as old as he is, they get cranky and like to blame everything on the 'yoof of today'.}

2.) 01 Mar 2018 03:31:46

Rio was a rolls Royce of a defender, regarded as the best in the world when we bought him. As a partnership with Vidic it worked really well but as a player Rio was well ahead. Technically excellent with pace, knew how to defend by staying on his feet and read the game extremely well, Rio was a great central defender when great is a too often used description, yet Rio deserved it. SAF built teams on strong central defensive partnerships and Rio/ Vidic was his best in my opinion although Pally and Bruce were very good. Rio by far the best and oh for him now.

3.) 01 Mar 2018 03:38:30
I should add that I go back to Bill Foulkes playing in CD and what a player he was. Jim Holton 6 foot 2 eyes of blue, Martin Buchan another. You will also have missed Jaap Stam another fantastic central defender, all of those every bit as good if not better than Vidic.

4.) 01 Mar 2018 05:13:21
No denying Rio's talents but he sometimes looked not much fussed because of his superiority and thus at times lacked concentration, grit and focus. Vidic though less talented gave every ounce of his on the field. That's just my opinion.
Rio could have been even better than he was he was just class above most of his generation.

What's your take on Rio and Vida ed1?

{Ed001's Note - Rio was a far better player, I would take Pallister over Vidic as well. Stam too. Vidic was ok, but he went to pieces at times, there were certain opponents that could destroy him and he would fold against them. Rio was the key to that defence, sometimes he did coast, but he was so good that it was too easy for him at times and that was the problem. However, when he was tested in a game, he would rise to the occasion most of the time, Vidic could get himself in a flap, as he often did against Liverpool when Torres was there. Rio Ferdinand was a class apart and the huge fee paid for him (at the time) was fully justified.}

5.) 01 Mar 2018 05:34:46
Stam from whatever little I have seen is like the cross between Rio and Vidic. Quick, Strong, Good on the ball, Good positioning and reading of the game. Vidic lacked pace and wasn't great on the ball.
But when you talk about these defenders from past you realize the lack of quality right now.

{Ed001's Note - defenders were much better in the past because they were taught to defend and read the game defensively. Nowadays they spend all their time learning flicks, tricks and how to pass the ball. There is a lack of balance in the game right now. Too much emphasis on attacking and not enough on the defending. Mind it will probably be the opposite way round in a few years, as it tends to over-adjust when it goes too far one way.}

6.) 01 Mar 2018 07:23:42
Guys yoyr clearly forgetting about Prunier! What a player!
Rio was awesome. A unit of a man that could outpace most strikers. His positioning wasnt great but his pace usually got him out of any trouble. He would have been captain for years if he never messed us around with contracts early on. Fergie wouldn't officially give it to him.
Vida wasnt technically great but had the heart of a lion and you knew he always gave 100%. Like Redman said Bruce and Pally (Daisy and Dolly! ) Were very similar. Bruce the no nonsense and Pally swept up with pace. Yip Jaap was a monster. Pace, power and won everything. Just couldn't keep his mouth shut! It was ok as we got Blanc on his zimmerframe.
Its weird though. I mean I've just turned 31 and was chatting to an 18 year old in the pub the other day. he's never really watched Cantona, Robson, Schmeical etc. couldn't get my head round it! I gave him some homework assignments from 1955 onwards. Learning the history of the club made me fall in love with it. But I suppose i'm one of the old boys now who harps on football was better back in my day! Turning into Redman! ha ha.

7.) 01 Mar 2018 08:26:50
Rio was far better than vidic and ed is right so was stam and pallister.
Back then defenders where allowed to defend tho.

8.) 01 Mar 2018 09:17:08
Paul mcgrath was better than them all but never proved it at united because he was an alcoholic. Stam then rio for me.

{Ed001's Note - McGrath! What a player he was despite having no knees!}

9.) 01 Mar 2018 10:22:39
Best I've ever seen ed001. Bryan robson said he was the best player he ever played with and the best player he ever played against.

{Ed001's Note - he was sensational.}

10.) 01 Mar 2018 10:33:53
Stam was an amazing defender and pips it over Vidic for me. Vidic was one of my favourite players but he did often struggle against strikers with serious pace such as Torres. But Rio is the best for me. So good on the ball as well as a proper defender. Would be worth £80-90m in today’s market. Would be the perfect defender for a pep system. We have in a way kind of replaced Vidic with bailly. But we have never replaced Rio. Perhaps Lindelof can with his ball playing abilities but he is streets behind Rio in his defensive capability at the moment. But I think he has the talent to be a very good player for us.

{Ed001's Note - 80-90? And the rest mate. He would be a 100m+ player I think.}

11.) 01 Mar 2018 11:04:53
Yeh your probably right ed!

{Ed001's Note - I always am ;-)

12.) 01 Mar 2018 11:48:47
Stam was an exceptional player for United, pure class. Pity he fell out with Fergie. Now I'm not saying he was the best or anything like but he often gets over looked but he was a brilliant defensive player for us: Ronny Johnson. Cool as a cucumber, tough and could play a bit as well. Very underated in my opinion.
Glad someone mentioned Mcgrath. Top player. One of the best readers of the game I can remember. I used to love watching him play. Hard as nails as well. A great player at United.

13.) 01 Mar 2018 12:06:37
Torres made mincemeat of Vidic. Ferdinand was better, Vidic was very good but appeared better than he was thanks to the players around him.

14.) 01 Mar 2018 13:31:09

We are all hard as nails when we have had a few drinks haha.

We have been lucky to have such great centre backs over the years, I do think Stam and Johnsen are underrated when people talk about our best defensive partnerships, perhaps because we had May and Berg as well stepping in, it seemed like Dolly and Daisy played every week back in the 90s. I know Pallister played every minute of every game in the 93/ 94 title win which wasn't repeated again for almost 20 years.

Rio absolutely amazing on his day, probably was the best of the lot, Vidic not far away and would probably be in the top 3 best ever at most clubs but we have had such great ones he probably doesn't make the top 5.



25 Feb 2018 16:08:41
A really important for us today to reclaim 2nd position in the table. A really good performance as a whole from the team. I really liked McTominay today. Did all he was asked off.

We were deserving winner in my view but we did get lucky with Morata's offside goal.
I hope we can continue on this performance. Also today's results mean that Chelsea are out of the top 4 and I would like then to finish out of top4 at get Europa League instead.


1.) 25 Feb 2018 16:17:12
I think overall it was poor, 2nd half we showed commitment and desire but little quality really. Matic and McTom was fantastic and Lukaku continuing to perform well, Jesse needs to start. Other than that it was poor tbh, Chelsea was there for the taking.

2.) 25 Feb 2018 16:18:07
McTominay was brilliant, showed some great attacking intent as well as great positional awareness.

3.) 25 Feb 2018 16:33:15
Apart from for their goal of course. Otherwise he was very solid.

4.) 25 Feb 2018 16:38:52
Personally the four teams in the top four now are the four teams I expect to get top four come the end of the season. I do think their could be some movement in the order however.

I expect Arsenal and Chelsea to miss out, Arsene is doing his usual thing of not strengthening where they need it and continues to beat the same drum.

Chelsea seem to be doing their usual crap second season thing. Conte doesn't seem right, and I would be surprised if he is there for the final game of the season. They needed to build their squad and instead they sold Costa and Matic and replaced them with Bakayoko and Morata and so far look the poorer for it.

I wonder what they will do if Real Madrid come in and swoop for Hazard and possibly Courtois this summer?

5.) 25 Feb 2018 16:41:13
GDS, but is that because you expected so little of him? 😂.

6.) 25 Feb 2018 16:46:44
I thought they were poor today, Shaps. Yet still were the better team in the first half. They were there to be got at today. Remember the scary Chelsea teams of old? I never really expected to beat them during that period. Wouldn't surprise me if they drop out.

7.) 25 Feb 2018 17:05:32
Stevie, they've been poor for awhile. Yet they normally step it up for the big games. I don't think the players are happy with Conte for some reason.

8.) 25 Feb 2018 17:12:46

Yea, he’s the 2nd coming of cleverley.

9.) 25 Feb 2018 17:16:34
Our performance was a lot better than it has been in recent weeks and we were by far and away the better team. But that was because Chelsea were poor and didn't seem to want to attack. The goal they scored DDG saves better attempts on a regular basis. Our defence was rather untroubled and I really liked Lindelof today. He was good with the ball.

Also it was for me one of the best Lukaku performance for us and He produced against a top 6 team let's hope he gets more support.



20 Feb 2018 14:34:36
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28 Jun 2018 09:54:57
Surely it must mean at least one of Joel Pereira or Romero leaves? Any interest Eds?



{Ed002's Note - Real Betis would like JP on loan to replace Dani Gimenez.}



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16 Apr 2018 03:21:58
Thanks a lot ed2, you are a legend.




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15 Apr 2018 15:26:45
Thanks a lot ed2, you're a genius.




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15 Apr 2018 14:18:56
Is this possible now ed2?



{Ed002's Note - I will try and do it this evening when I get to the hotel.}



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25 Feb 2018 10:12:26
Pereira did have good reviews, reports during his time at Belenenses and was recalled last January. I think he should have been loaned out last window to a club where he would have played regularly (or even in summer) once we had DDG and Romero for at least this season.
I just hope it doesn't turn into a D. Ward situation where the lad doesn't get to play at all and doesn't get to go somewhere else and prove himself, just rots on the bench as 3rd choice.


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03 Jul 2018 07:01:20
But I think his end product hasn't been good this WC and from what Chelsea fans share, his end product is always inconsistent. Maybe I will pass this one if given a choice.




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01 Jul 2018 18:58:44
He is no penalty expert but I remember him saving a few for us Noucamp and that's enough for me. He saves most others for us and we don't concede too many penalties so no problem.
Now let's hope this dip in form is well and truly out of his system by August we get the best keeper in the world back by the season starter.

Lastly Navas is world class. Fishing? If not then I think your standards are low Remanutd.




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28 Jun 2018 06:41:02
Also if Sane actually would be happy about Germany getting knocked out then that would mean he was rightfully left out.




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28 Jun 2018 06:40:09
I would take Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Goretzka, Werner. All of them from the starting lineup. Brandt who came on as sub.
Also Neuer misses because we have DDG and not because he is bad. Also Hector maybe good. I don't know for sure. Reus due to injury issue or else he too is good.

Just cause they didn't make it out of the group doesn't suddenly make all of the terrible. Just like winning the PL didn't make all of Leicester city players World class. They are still of good quality.




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26 Jun 2018 15:01:36
Although he doesn't play there that often but I personally like Azpilicueta from Chelsea. Solid player with a good cross and most importantly good at defending which most of these modern day fbs are not.