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29 May 2018 19:00:53
Anyone know anything about Diogo Dallot who we are apparently signing? Young Porto right back. His wiki page already updated as a Man Utd player.

Personally never heard of him and I'd prefer we go for his brother Win.

Thank you I'm here all week.


1.) 29 May 2018 19:18:33
His wiki page says he's a right arm cricketer and his current team is man city 😂.

2.) 29 May 2018 19:18:41
Boom Boom Eric 79! I think his brother Win has signed for Huddersfield, or at least I heard he was in talks with the terriers.

3.) 29 May 2018 20:53:54
Win Dallot? I've heard he can turn on the gas.



29 May 2018 13:42:47
Emre Can on a free anyone?


1.) 29 May 2018 13:50:44
Can he cook and clean? If so send him my way.

2.) 29 May 2018 13:57:43
Juve have him pretty much wrapped up. Wouldn't say no mind think he is a very good player. Will flourish at Juve.

Haha FZZ brilliant.



21 Jun 2017 08:11:39
Hi EDs,

Any truth in the Darmian to Juventus rumours?

Don't know about anyone else, but if he's good enough for them he's certainly good enough for us unless he really desires a move back to Italy.


{Ed002's Note - Yes - this is quite old news. Inter were also keen but since January Juventus have been planning on him.}

1.) 21 Jun 2017 08:25:03
Thanks Ed very interesting. I suppose if, as you say, we are looking to Semedo too he will be surplus to requirements.

{Ed002's Note - Yes Eric - he is not wanted.}

2.) 21 Jun 2017 09:26:41
Darmian isn't suited to the EPL. He offers very little going forward and is very slow. Serie A is much more suited to his style of play.

3.) 21 Jun 2017 09:55:45
Tend to agree with you Wazza. Good move for Darmian though as he gets a return to Turin and to a great club.

4.) 22 Jun 2017 01:42:53
While I'm fine with darmian moving on, I hope it doesn't blur the fact that he was a decent player for us. Strong defensively, perhaps a little too cautious going forward, but he always put in a good shift, willing to play on either flank, and was by no means a failure at united. If he was willing to be a role player behind legit elite fbs, I'd be fine keeping him. If he does move on, I for one will have positive memories and gratitude to the player. He's done the united shirt proud.



30 Jan 2017 08:19:30
Hi all. Amy info on where Young may be off to please?


{Ed002's Note - Nope.}

1.) 30 Jan 2017 11:20:36
"I am waiting for January 31 to know what is going on. I am not happy if he leaves, but he is the only player that I am informed has a possibility of leaving.

"That is why he didn't play and I gave chances to other people, because I don't know if he is going to stay. If I could choose, definitely yes he would stay with us. "jose on young

2.) 30 Jan 2017 15:57:22
I think he might go to Sunderland

3.) 30 Jan 2017 19:57:09
back to watford maybe



05 Jan 2017 18:44:13
Whispers that Memphis is off to Nice!


1.) 05 Jan 2017 20:19:49
That would be nice for him!

{Ed025's Note - dont give up the day job brad.. :)

2.) 05 Jan 2017 23:29:16
That's a Lille bit of a corny joke Brad. I hope the little Nancy boy does well though, wherever he goes. I don't want Toulouse him because he's as fierce as a Lyon and it Angers me when people slag him off - it's Bordeaux-line rude. He Caen do well if given the chance.

I'll get my Monacoat.

3.) 06 Jan 2017 06:57:31
Magnificent rwwd 😂

{Ed025's Note - very clever...he could be an evertonian if he keeps that up deano.. :)

4.) 06 Jan 2017 09:57:33
hahaha round of applause RWWD made me laugh :-)

5.) 06 Jan 2017 11:13:49
Really takes the biscuit

{Ed025's Note - good stuff wallace..

6.) 06 Jan 2017 11:40:15
RWWD I like that you are Sochaux he can succeed, he's a good player and could be as good as Sedan if he fulfills his potential if i Marseille so myself

{Ed025's Note - are you sure your not scousers kenny?, great wit from the guys on here.. :)

7.) 07 Jan 2017 12:36:43
Thanks Eric79 for keeping us aBREST of the latest developments re. Memphis




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26 May 2018 19:40:07
Anyone fancy Johnny Evans for £3m. Has to be better than Rojo.


1.) 26 May 2018 20:40:33
No even though it is a steal at that price. Would rather promote Tuanzebe.

2.) 26 May 2018 21:12:19
Well said Park.



07 May 2018 09:26:24
Given we are split on Jose and his style of football etc, there is a certain French legend available at the end of the season to manage, and I don't mean Eric Cantona.

Ladies and gents, I give you Arsene Wenger. I for one love him and watching his teams play. Brave move from Woody to do it. Would be a fun ride.


1.) 07 May 2018 11:00:35
If a different French legend in the form of Zidane were to become available, I'd say why not. Wenger is a little too old, and would only be a short term solution.

2.) 07 May 2018 11:44:26
I would prefer blanc. If we have to go french.

3.) 07 May 2018 11:46:55
Age is but a number. He’d get he beat out of Pogba, Martial, Rashford and we have seen sanchez under his guidance. Bring in a decent defensive coach and all good.

4.) 07 May 2018 12:32:11
I would rather go the Portuguese manager who is managing AS Monaco. Only job that wenger can succeed in right now is the France NT, he will win them trophies given the talent the have unlike the idiot they now employ who will lose them trophies.

5.) 07 May 2018 12:55:01
Jardim for me.

6.) 07 May 2018 13:16:20
I agree with WRD jardim is the one I would like to see.

7.) 07 May 2018 14:09:15
Me too Park. Would be interesting to see how he settled in to the British culture but I think he would understand United's footballing culture and heritage. He had a bit of a falling out at Olympiakos, not sure what about or why. Anyone have any info on that?

8.) 07 May 2018 17:03:16
Jardim appears to be a very good fit with us. Attacking brand of football with promotion of youth. Still young so can imprint his own personality on the club, whilst also respecting the traditions. Would very much like to see it. But I have a feeling he may be off to Chelsea which will be very disappointing. Add allegri potentially to arsenal and that is two rivals who will be stronger next year.

Not sure Yellow it was strange as he was ten points clear at the top of the Greek league at the time of his sacking. Apparently the owner thought the football was too defensive. Who knows but he has done a cracking job at Monaco and winning the league last season with PSG there was very impressive.

9.) 07 May 2018 17:20:14
If we’re going French I’d have Pepe le Pew, in fact I’d have pretty much anyone French or another nsti Mality if it meant Grumpy Gills leaves.

10.) 07 May 2018 17:41:00
AJH - you firmly in the Jose out camp now?

11.) 07 May 2018 18:04:53
Nagelsmann or Tedesco.

12.) 07 May 2018 21:15:59
There are plenty of great coaches out there, Nagelsmann, Jardim, Allegri, Fonseca etc. Personally I'd love to see us go for Maurizio Sarri if we did go for another manager. It'll never happen as he doesn't really like the transfer market so wouldn't fit in with our newish policy of spending big money and would be seen as a risk but his Napoli side play very attacking and exciting football. I think he has also been learning English.

He has made his players better, Hamsik was the star in Napoli but he is a better player now than he ever has been. However, look at Mertens, Insigne, Jorginho, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Hysaj etc. They are now pretty much household names in Serie A and would get in most sides in Europe. He's also had that side run Juve close in the league.

Regardless we won't be looking for a manager in the summer anyway. We will have Jose until we either win leagues again or the arguments start, whichever is first. In my opinion, it's pretty unlikely we see us lifting the Premier League before the predictable implosion begins.

{Ed001's Note - you might want to do some research on Sarri mate. He has been accused of making comments that are sexist, homophobic and racist on the sidelines. He is a man who speaks without thinking. You can't do that at a huge corporation like Man Utd when you are the face of the company like he is.}

13.) 07 May 2018 21:22:48
Jose = Born winner 😆😆.

14.) 07 May 2018 21:59:01
Blanc with Carrick as the number 2. Both know the club. Blancs record as manager is not to be sniffed at. Was very good at bordeaux. Played very good football at psg.

15.) 08 May 2018 18:08:05
Wow, didn't know that about Sarri ed001. Absolutely agree, can't have that from a manager at any level never mind someone who is the face of one of the biggest teams in the world.

In that case I'll veer away from Sarri and say Jardim is my favoured choice. That is unless there is some reports I haven't seen about Jardim being a horrible person haha.

{Ed001's Note - it is because they don't seem to see it as such a big problem in Italy.}



02 May 2018 11:31:11
So guys, thanks to Ed002s rowboats input, we know who our targets are. Who do you think we will realistically get?

I'm going for:

RB - TFM to return to cover for Valencia
LB - Rose a shoe in
CB - genuinely don't think we will invest unless a deal for Alderweireld or Umtiti become feasible but cannot see it

CM - Wig to stay
CM - Pereira brought back as squad player
CM - no idea who we can realistically sign here or who is any good from Ed's list. No idea what Fred is like. I'd have a look at Ndidi as think he could be a quality player

FWD - wildcard of Bale if Martial wants to leave. If not, no change.


1.) 02 May 2018 11:44:55
Rb - We need better, I'd go for Coleman for a year or two, just to help TFM along. Valencia as cover but he is a major liability for me as he brings nothing to the table but heart.
LB - Would like Rose as well, Alaba is my preference
CB - Not bothered, we have enough cover as Jose plays 2 holding CMs' (Mickey Mouse could look good back there 95% of games) .

CM - Wig to stay is bad for me, he scored the other day but he isn't utd quality and means we won't get in better quality. With Matic and Pogba plodding around it means more of the same slow play.
CM - Definitely not Ndidi for me, very poor on the ball we already have too many sloppy passers. I'd go for Kante as Chelsea won't be in CL, Pjanic, Thiago, Veratti all viable for big money imo. Haven's seen enough of Savic to make a decision but everyone raves about him, so probably him. (hopefully 2 and we sell Pogba) .

I'd like Bale but we have about 57 LW's. I think we really need a RW - no idea who though, hopefully not Willian - Pulisic maybe for the marketing/ potential.

2.) 02 May 2018 12:17:03
POV a has the potential to be world class but is just too inconsistent. If Jose’s not convinced that this will improve, then he should sell him and bring in Milosovic Savic who seems a similar player but hopefully more consistent and not so dependent on finding the right system for him.

3.) 02 May 2018 12:42:37
Pov? Use incognito keyboard wallace :)

4.) 02 May 2018 12:55:29
Having signed Sanchez I don’t see a replacement for Martial if he leaves unless Bale is at a reduced cost.

Alex Sandro

DDG, Toni, Bailly, Alderweireld, Sandro
Milinkovic-Savic, Matic, Pogba
Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

Joel Pereira
Andreas Pereira


5.) 02 May 2018 20:16:59
Eric. I think we have to set our sites a lot higher.
Cb Verane
Lb alex sandro
Midfield thiago
Midfield isco
Winger Costa

I hope martial stays and i hope Romero stays. Bring back TFM. Promote Tunazebe and Gomez.

Outs : jones smalling Shaw Blind darmian Fellaini. But i'm sure they won't all go.

6.) 02 May 2018 21:43:41
Abs long as we get a new RB and LB cannot go through another season of young and Valencia.

7.) 02 May 2018 22:15:50
Don't think ed002 mentioned any right backs which to me is a concern.

8.) 03 May 2018 04:02:36
We are never happy it seems. let's sign some more slow lethargic looking players to chase other teams up and down the pitch. We forged and identity over 2 decades that has since faded away from brilliance like Wazza fall from grace. To get utd back to the top will be like getting wazza banging them in ( not grannys ) . We clear the deadwood ( fat ) get some pace back and avoid those who spend longer in the mirror than my wife. How many years before we say enough?



18 Apr 2018 08:54:51
Nice but of gossip for you but Jose has not block booked at he Lowry beyond June this year.

Now clearly thus means he could be moving to a house, or just waiting for the offer from Paris to arrive. Who knows. All we do know is this marriage of convenience continues for now between him and the club.

I for one think he'll be gone for the start of he 19/ 20 season and Poch will be in place.


{Ed002's Note - There have been several offers from PSG already Eric - and there won't be anymore in the short to medium term.}

1.) 18 Apr 2018 11:12:42
Eye opener Ed002 😉.

2.) 18 Apr 2018 12:46:41
What is the obsession with Poch?
If we wanted an Argentinian spurs manager who plays attacking football but can't win anything Ardiles would be cheaper.

3.) 18 Apr 2018 14:02:46
Pochettino is a good manager, and his team's are entertaining to watch. I wouldn't be against him becoming our manager. There are questions about can be win things, and they will continue until he does. However, I am prepared to give him a little benefit of the doubt as he is managing a team that historically struggles in the most competitive league in Europe. He consistently has Spurs punching above their weight. Unai Emery will win the league this year to go along with his Europa league titles he picked up at Sevilla. Would people want him over Pochettino?

There are some good young managers about, Jardim, Tuchel and Marcelino is doing impressive things with Valencia atm.

Pochettino is a good manager, but he isn't the only one.

4.) 18 Apr 2018 14:12:59
Agree shappy I don’t think that we should discount someone because they haven’t won anything. I don’t think that should be the most important criteria. We have done that with Jose and LVG and we haven’t set the world alight with the style of play. I would be happy with Poch, jardim or even fonesca at Shakhtar who has done really well there beating city in the group stages. I have a feeling Carrick might become an option when Jose goes. Just a hunch obviously there is no guarantee. But if the club think he were to be the right option then that would be a risky but potentially fruitful appointment. I like Poch, I like the way his teams play and I like the way he carries himself. Seems a very good man manager m. He has been found wanting in big games tactically though which is a concern. But with united budget I think he would have done better than Jose.

5.) 18 Apr 2018 15:19:46
A friend of mine, lenny henry has told me that he's booked the city centre premier inn for next season because they have free parking.

6.) 18 Apr 2018 16:54:48
Poch would be very good for us imo. I don't understand the argument saying he hasn't won anything so isn't right for the club. We have a current manager and our previous manager that have won the lot, but they clearly aren't fit for purpose imo. If anybody seriously expects Spurs to be winning the league or CL in order to rate Poch then I think they are not being realistic in their judging criteria. Only one team can win both competitions and Spurs winning either would be a major coup when you factor in the opponents they face and resources.

It's the same thing as when people sometimes say 'George Best was not the best because he never won a World Cup', or likewise with Messi now. It has very little to do with how capable they are whether the team wins things, it's the resources and tools at their disposal both as a player and manager that has to be factored in surely - not to mention the scenarios they are in!

Spurs look the best they have in my life time and I'd believe Poch is overachieving - Utd and Jose on the other hand.

7.) 18 Apr 2018 17:09:35
were on course for our best finish in 5 years.

I don't get the jose out.

We all complaining of stability yet want to get rid of another manager again. 3 managers in 5 years.

8.) 18 Apr 2018 22:05:37
Exavtly Bolger.



15 Apr 2018 05:58:02
Just saying, but if we'd have played like Spurs did at home to City and rolled over and had our belly tickled, Jose would have been hung, drawn and quartered. Meanwhile Poch is the man a large majority want in charge. Spurs have always bottled it when it counts under his stewardship so far!


1.) 15 Apr 2018 06:33:11
Eric no matter what, a lot of people will not give credit to Jose 🤣🤣. Other club supporters is giving him 💩 and even some of our supporters are.
I’m not a super Jose supporter but he is afterall our manager so as I support ManUtd I will support the manager. If Jose is bad I’m sure the board will know when to look for an alternative.
For me I would be look at his ultimate performance next season before I judge him. We will have an indication mid season and then we can manager hunt if if is showing regression.

2.) 15 Apr 2018 08:51:05
Jose is the best in the world.

3.) 15 Apr 2018 15:06:38
I think the debate about low press and high press was surely answered? The simplicity of the first goal was just pathetic. For the Tottenham CBs to be squeezing so high up the pitch with the pace of Jesus and Sterling against them was just plane stupidity.

{Ed001's Note - it really depends on the situation. The problem was a lack of pressure on the ball, as their high press was non-existent. If you have pressure on the ball, then you push the centre backs up, if you haven't then they should drop off. That is nothing to do with high or low press, it is basic defending.}




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19 Jun 2018 16:08:50
Sounds like it’s contract renewal time for Alba to me.




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13 Jun 2018 22:55:49
Bye bye Tony. Won’t miss him at all.




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13 Jun 2018 00:02:22
Decent player though.




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09 Jun 2018 12:24:36
No chance.




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06 Jun 2018 13:58:37
He won’t be going to Spurs - although personally think it’s a good move for him.





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17 Jun 2018 16:34:50
Don’t see why we should ship out our way midfielder in pogba. Get the best out of him by providing a good base behind him aka Fred and Matic with maybe TFM as back up? . Fellaini looks likely to leave to which is sad but if he stays we don’t need any more midfielders if Pereirra can also step up.




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17 Jun 2018 10:37:47
Never heard a player being criticised for being ‘just clinical’ before. Said it before and I’ll say it again. Nobody at our club is anywhere near as good as him.




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16 Jun 2018 10:54:18
He is still head and shoulders above any single player we have in our squad. No brainer if he wants to come for 2-3
Years. Yes please.




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15 Jun 2018 00:46:18
Not for me. Too erratic.




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12 Jun 2018 07:59:40
I agree AAA. Although can’t see him leaving unless somebody pays big time for him. Seems there is it not enough room for him and Rashford and in that case I’d choose Rash.