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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Surrey

Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: Treble Winning Season of 1999

Interests: Football Coaching/Management

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19 Jun 2017 18:41:40
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Graham Hunter on Sly now supporting Ed002s comments re: Ronaldo. There isn't anything directly linked to United about Ronaldo's current situation.


1.) 19 Jun 2017 19:12:23
United haven't said there was either tbf, just an easy link to make. Pretty sure United will keep an eye on it, but also get on with the transfers they are currently dealing with. Don't think anyone really believes Ronaldo will leave in the first place anyway.

2.) 19 Jun 2017 19:23:59
Is ELvis really dead?

3.) 19 Jun 2017 19:36:09
There, s a guy works in our chip shop swears he, s Elvis.
Hope we don, t lose track of the targets we are reported to be interested in. Ronaldo would be a great addition to any team, But not if we miss out on 3 or 4 other targets who are cheaper and younger. Think it's the old Madrid mind games again, Few years ago the Spanish council wiped out 400 million debt for Real Madrid, So 14 million of tax issues is nothing to them. We had Ronaldo, he was immense for us, But let him ride of into the sunset, Let us concentrate on achievable targets.

4.) 19 Jun 2017 20:35:12
Thanks for the replies.
I agree United haven't confirmed it either but it's not that surprising to see the media and several fans thinking/ hoping it could happen based on the situation. Plus Jose's 'surprise' comment could also point towards it in some minds.
Once again well done to the Eds for giving us a better idea on this one before it turns into another WS.



14 Jun 2017 18:04:39
Hi all thanks to the eds as always.
Eds any idea whether or not The club would rather sell or loan out Shaw next season? One of my posts a while back focused on Shaw's concerning attitude, something I heard about through a colleague who was a sports psychologist at Southampton. No doubting his potential and I'm worried we'd regret it if he left permanently so I wondered if a loan deal could be feasible? Are Burnley interested?
Thanks again.


{Ed004's Note - We haven't been linked to any fullbacks which leads me to assume we aren't looking to buy one. If that's the case I would expect Shaw to stay. It's positive sign that reports state Shaw has turned up early to prepare and get fit for next season}

1.) 14 Jun 2017 19:53:47
Many thanks for the response Ed.

2.) 14 Jun 2017 20:27:46
Yes ed. I was going to comment on that report. Has the penny dropped? Its been quiet on the full back front. But then again is only mid June.

{Ed004's Note - It could easily be a case of Cb, Cdm, Winger and Striker being the priority. If any of the likes of Darmian, Blind, Shaw etc leave it could force us to sign one}

3.) 14 Jun 2017 20:40:04
I doubt fullback is a priority. I think we are in desperate need of any especially if shaw can prove he is up to the task.

But ed002 has said Martin and semedo remain targets so let's see how the next couple of months play out.

Maybe it's a case of get the priorities in first, CB, DM, AM, CF and then look at the fullback situation.

{Ed004's Note - I'm hoping that's the situation. Getting those 4 and then going for fullbacks. Really hoping we move for Semedo. I think he's a wonderful player and worthy successor to Valencia. He's the type of player we let go to Barcelona or Madrid and then complain in years time that he's the best in the world in his position. He would be tricky to sign though and I think there is a lot of interest in him}

4.) 14 Jun 2017 21:59:18
I agree ed. Semedo looks the business. I hope we can snap him up before barca/ real come calling.

5.) 14 Jun 2017 20:52:21
Last one from me today Ed but are we looking at Dier alongside Magic as CM options? Personally I'd prefer Fabinho.

{Ed004's Note - Going by reports we are after one of Dier, Matic and Fabinho for the holding role}



06 Jun 2017 13:42:20
Morning all,
Lu Lu Lukaku reportedly announced he knows where he'll be playing next season. Eds are you aware, is the decision that he will be joining us now?


{Ed025's Note - i dont know to be honest KG, i would still say chelsea would be in the box seat though mate..

1.) 06 Jun 2017 16:41:26
Personally think it will be Chelsea, he has always loved the club. I don't think we will see United doing any business for a while yet.

2.) 06 Jun 2017 15:54:53
Thanks for the response Ed.

{Ed025's Note - no probs mate..



03 Jun 2017 11:52:07
Hi all, thanks to the Eds as always for the site. This is purely my guess.

United have decided to hold out one more year for AG because of two reasons, one because of the injury to Ibra and so a CF is now of higher priority and two there is a situation with AG that isn't desirable to the club, perhaps player attitude/ arrogance?

Lukaku looks to be the first choice now, he has prem experience over a number of years and although it hasn't quite proven himself yet in the bigger games, Jose believes he has it in him.

The 'surprise' Jose is referring to is either Neymar or Bale but this will depend on whether Martial is sold and/ or Rashford heads out on loan (not what I want but I can see it happening) .
For what it's worth I also think De Gea will stay but that is just a gut feeling.


1.) 03 Jun 2017 13:14:30
Neymar? Rashford being loaned out? Lukaku? Can't see any of these happening at all and probably would 't want to.

{Ed004's Note - I think if we somehow signed Lukaku and Bale that we would be up there as one of the favourites for the league but I don't see why Martial would have to leave or Rasford. We are going to have a lot of games next season and ideally alternate the side more. Look at the attacking options City have signed. I'd be delighted with a summer of Lindelof, Fabinho, Bale and Lukaku/Belotti}

2.) 03 Jun 2017 15:55:06
We won't be signing Neymar or Bale, Martial won't be sold, and Rashford definatly won't be going on loan.

3.) 03 Jun 2017 15:31:36
Me too Ed! Fabinho would certainly be a dynamic addition to what has become quite an uninspiring midfield IMO. Doesn't Perisic look more likely as a creative mid than Bale?

{Ed004's Note - Perisic looks more likely unfortunately}

4.) 03 Jun 2017 15:47:01
Fingers crossed Ed! If we signed the guys you mentioned, we'd be up there next year for sure. Still think left back is an issue though, but if we splashed out on them, I doubt we'd sign anymore.

5.) 04 Jun 2017 10:01:17
Elvis we can stick Bale in at left back problem solved.



08 May 2017 14:46:37
Hi all, thanks to the ends as always for the site.
Firstly, a new guy has started work with me this week who was a sports psyc at Southampton. This morning we were chatting about Shaw and he revealed how dedication and motivation to improve have always been a concern re: Shaw in comparison to his peers. Not willing to do the extra training etc. He made comparisons to James WP who he said is a model professional. Not massive gossip I know but interesting to hear that there have been genuine concerns surrounding him for a while.
Secondly, Ed can you provide an overview yet of who our summer transfer targets are please or is it too early? Greizman, Aguero, Bale all being mentioned as att options. Anything on the GK replacement if DDG goes?


{Ed002's Note - There will soon be a Sharkopod.}

1.) 08 May 2017 16:37:46
Cheers KG, you often wonder how players like Shaw who have the world at their feet, so to speak, don't put the time and effort in. For a player so young, it's concerning but fast becoming a regular issue for up and coming youngsters.
It makes you question the club and ask whether or not we did any background checks on him, if so did we take a gamble on him.
We saw last season, that prior to breaking his leg he looked like he could become a world class LB.
come on Shaw take your chance and show us what you can do.

2.) 08 May 2017 18:36:13
God KG, don't let jred see this. Sure isn't shaw just a poor unfortunate young man who had a bad injury. Are you really telling me that shaw had a lack of motivation and dedication in his Southampton days? Never! 😮😮.

3.) 09 May 2017 07:01:40
Hi Angel,
From what this lad has said it was the lack of desire to become a top top player from Shaw. For example, he wouldn't put the additional hours in after training and although physically he was developing ok his mental attitude wasn't that of a top player. It has also been well reported that Jose almost signed Shaw for Chelsea but decided against the idea following a meeting with Shaw and his representatives that only lasted half-hour max. Just passing on what I've been told but it seems reasonable enough to believe. I'm not doubting Shaw's potential and the injury was a shame, however I'm not convinced he's Man Utd player and behind the scenes there might be a stituation which will prevent him from ever being that.

Cheers Ed, look forward to it.

{Ed002's Note - The issue at Chelsea was the valuation Southampton put on the player - well beyond what Chelsea valued him at.}

4.) 09 May 2017 12:23:48
So Chelsea wanted him and united bought him for 30 .
Shame neither of these clubs talked to Kings mate .
Some won't be happy until he is sacked.

5.) 09 May 2017 12:57:46
I think a lot of youngsters look at the lifestyle "top players" live, such as Ronaldo, Neymar etc. that we niw have access to via various forms of social media. However what is overlooked is the fact that what we see is only 5% of their daily life, which they have 'earned' through hard work and dedication in the other 95%. Youngsters don't seem to realise that the best players in the world are the ones who work the hardest, and similarly the ones with the longest careers also work the hardest.

This generation, of which I myself have become guilty of, is being spoilt.

6.) 09 May 2017 13:57:48
Good post mpez. Shame shaw hasn't bucked up and worked hard. He should really appreciate where he is at.

Now it looks like he'll be sold.

7.) 09 May 2017 14:22:21
Thanks for the responses. I agree MPez. Puts Jose's open critical comments about the player in perspective and Lingards contract if you ask me. I think the message from him especially to the younger players is clear, either pull your socks up and work hard or you can leave. It's what the club need some on be fair.

8.) 09 May 2017 16:13:29
If you can't pull your finger out for 35m then see ya, if we can get anything for him.




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10 Jun 2017 21:04:30
Hi all,
Thanks to the eds as always.
Lindelof done!




21 May 2017 18:10:09
Hi all, thanks to the eds as always for the site. What a great result. I'm aware that our season now hinges on a single game next Wednesday but very rarely these days do I read anything purely positive and so I thought I'd provide it.
Despite the bull, Jose did field several debutants today and that was against aside that has beaten both the league champions and Liverpool in recent weeks away from home. One of them gets on the score sheet and no doubt most will view this as a traditional United game. I applaud Jose for his efforts this season and today, he had grown as a manager this season and next year we WILL be a true force once again. Enjoy the rest of your weekend all.


1.) 21 May 2017 20:30:40
Yes indeed king giggsy I made today game it was the best game of the season for me. When the first goal went in amazing feeling in the st end really happy 😊 although I feel the endless schpeil of negativity will ensue and take the edge off.



14 May 2017 18:46:40
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
This will seem very random and I apologise for directing this to my teams chat as there isn't a direct relationship at present time but are the eds able to comment on the following:
1) Joao Mario at Inter, what the hell has happened there? Flop?
2) Brian Laudrop, any chance of a return to management in the Prem?
3) Laporte, any expected movement this Summer?

Thanks as always.


{Ed001's Note - there is a European football site for this mate.}

1.) 14 May 2017 19:53:33
Cheers Ed, will post now mate.



11 May 2017 18:47:25
Hi all,
Thanks to the eds as always for the site.
Ed002 thanks for the excellent sharkpod, encouraging to hear that the club are considering options all over the pitch. Looking forward to seeing how this transfer window pans out, I have a feeling this window will be the BIGGEST ever on record considering the number of clubs that will want to strengthen.


{Ed002's Note - You may well be right.}



30 Jul 2016 07:25:23
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
This has to be the first time an agent has been so vocal regarding a transfer, particularly through social media. Eds, surely this transfer is now going to happen, it is more a question of when?! Are the agent fees and who pays what portion of them the only hold up?
Hope Ed001 doesn't have too much of a sore head this morning and a belated happy birthday to you dude.


{Ed001's Note - I don't drink so my head is fine mate. It is Mino that wants the move to go through, it is Pogba that is not keen. He is simply trying to push it through.}

1.) 30 Jul 2016 08:06:25
Wow Ed001 if that's the case why are we so hung up on PP then? With the money I am sure we can easily beef up the team with a few other players. Certainly Jose cannot be thinking that PP alone will win us the title?
Don't you think then it's not too smart? I trust Jose and hope he doesn't make a mistake. It could be detrimental to him staying popular with the fans. But we never know. He could be buying PP to build the team around him and make him the next captain? Either way will just watch what happens.

{Ed001's Note - Jose thinks Pogba is what you need so the club will push to sign him. He is top class, but I don't think he is worth all the effort either, but Jose does and that is what matters.}

2.) 30 Jul 2016 08:24:45
Thanks heaps fast reply 👌👍👏👏👏.

3.) 30 Jul 2016 08:24:59
Hi Ed001 any idea who the back up plan is if PP dosent come?

{Ed001's Note - I don't mate, not even sure if there is one. The club were offered Matuidi instead and rejected him.}

4.) 30 Jul 2016 08:39:02
Ok thanks for the reply ed01.

{Ed001's Note - it does seem unlikely they will need a back up plan.}

5.) 30 Jul 2016 11:24:10
It is pretty obvious the back up plan to pogba is scholes coming out of retirement, the way it has always been. We're a club that honors tradition damn it.

6.) 30 Jul 2016 11:29:40
Ed how do you see Jose lining up with Pogba in the team, I don't see him as effective as he can be in a 4231.




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19 Jun 2017 20:35:12
Thanks for the replies.
I agree United haven't confirmed it either but it's not that surprising to see the media and several fans thinking/ hoping it could happen based on the situation. Plus Jose's 'surprise' comment could also point towards it in some minds.
Once again well done to the Eds for giving us a better idea on this one before it turns into another WS.




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16 Jun 2017 19:19:29
I agree with ken. I've seen him play on several occasions this season along side many of us I'm sure on both CL an La Liga. Hasn't impressed me at all.




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14 Jun 2017 20:52:21
Last one from me today Ed but are we looking at Dier alongside Magic as CM options? Personally I'd prefer Fabinho.


{Ed004's Note - Going by reports we are after one of Dier, Matic and Fabinho for the holding role}



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14 Jun 2017 19:53:47
Many thanks for the response Ed.




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07 Jun 2017 18:41:18
Hi all,
Thanks to the eds as always.
Personally, provided he makes a decent recovery from the injury I'd be delighted to get Rose. Could Shaw end up going to other way Ed?


{Ed002's Note - I would doubt it.}




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14 Jun 2017 18:10:41
Nice post Beast, thinking outside the box etc. Personally I think Rashford is better option than Varday now, very similar in many ways if played more centrally but he hasn't been given too much time this season to work on that cohesion with Pogba etc. My main concern about Morata is the price. £40 - £50 million max for me but if the club can afford it I guess I shouldn't moan. He is a very good footballer who can mix it up. Not my first choice though.




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02 Jun 2017 08:05:06
Bale for me.




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14 May 2017 19:53:33
Cheers Ed, will post now mate.




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19 Jun 2016 12:57:27
Hi Mike,
This is just another example of how international football can make average players appear world class and vice versa. International football is all about investment of time and the coaching staff. There is no opportunity to 'buy' honours like there is in domestic leagues another than to invest in the development team that focus on the development of national players. Look at Ronaldo for Portugal, stats wise one of the worst players at this years competition. Then look at Giacherini for Italy who couldn't get in the Sunderland team. It's all about system and tactics at international level and making the most out of what you have.




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06 Jun 2016 10:25:55
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
I'm not sure I agree with you Shappy. I think after watching Vardy play for England in a wide left/ second forward position he has impressed and I think Wenger sees him as an alternative to Sanchez or perhaps even a replacement as he could move on this year. Vardy is a proven goal scorer, not a world class player in any stretch of the imagination but a hard working, fast, direct goal threat and if Arsenal can keep hold of Ozil and keep Wilshere fit I can see Vardy bagging loads of goals next season for Arsenal. Sanchez has proven this season again that he doesn't have the stamina to play 30 games+ a season particularly with his domestic football being in the Prem. Mahrez is a talent and IMO walks into any starting line up of any side in the Premier League. If a range of clubs start bidding for him then we have to consider the same.