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Team: Manchester United

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Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: Treble Winning Season of 1999

Interests: Football Coaching/Management

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28 Aug 2017 19:13:08
Hi all,
Hope everyone is well.
Thanks to the Eds as always.
This is beginning to be Sneijder part two but there are loads of rumours flying around this evening regarding Bale and an imminent bid from United. Ed002 thinks there could still be more to come in this window. Ed has Bale's situation changed at all and is a bid actually going to go in for him?


{Ed002's Note - At this point in time I am not aware of his situation changing nor Manchester United making any approach.}

1.) 29 Aug 2017 08:14:09
Thanks as always Ed.



20 Jul 2017 18:58:16
Hi all, thanks to the Eds as always.
Ed can you confirm whether there is interest in Verrati please? Also, is Matic still viable or is he looking more Juventus bound. Thanks again,


{Ed002's Note - Inter and Chelsea are still interested in Marco Verratti but both have been told, as has Barcelona who enquired after the player, that he is not for sale. Whilst the interest of Bayern Munich and Juventus has waned, they would like look again if the player was on the market.}

Verratti has previously stated that he has no interest in moving to England but when it looked like he could well be leaving PSG he has said it is an option he would have to consider - although it would not be his first choice. He has made no secret that he would be attracted by a move to Juventus and has also said that he would like to work again with Carlo Ancelotti, who isa now at Bayern Munich. He was offered to Juventus as part of an exchange for Pogba last summer but Juventus wanted to try and avoid going down that route. Juventus moved to buy Miralem Pjanic as a replacement for Paul Pogba - and that has likely removed them as an option for Verratti unless he is sold. There were a couple of discussions with Chelsea over Verratti's future last year - but Chelsea became nervous over the player not being keen on a move to England and stepped back. If that changes their interest remains. Barcelona's previous interest has likely gone with their wage issue - and unless they make a major sale they will deal with other priorities first but could subsequently return for him. Right now, I think the most likely scenario is that he may be available in the summer (at a very, very expensive fee). Neither Real Madrid nor Manchester United have not made any approach to PSG for him at this time.

Matic is available and i in England and allowed to speak with other clubs, Right now there are on-going discussions with Juventus but they are far apart on any agreement still.}

1.) 20 Jul 2017 19:22:55
Thanks Ed, appreciate you taking time off for writing this.

2.) 20 Jul 2017 21:07:47
Much love Ed, thanks again for your time. Will be very interesting to see who (if any) United sign for the CDM position this Summer. I'm keeping everything crossed for Matic.

3.) 20 Jul 2017 21:37:08
Thanks Ed, great write up, very much appreciated!

Hope we do make further signings: would love Perisic, Matic and Fabhino, but realistically might just get one.

4.) 20 Jul 2017 23:23:54
He'd be the dream signing, but everything I've seen says that he wants Barcelona and only Barca. And the only reason he hasn't signed for them already is the superwealthy owner of PSG simply refuses to sell him. Even if we could change Veratti's mind and convince him to choose United over Barca, we'd still be in the same boat that the Spanish found themselves. Wanting a player controlled by an owner with no desire, or need, to sell.

Again, this would be the dream. But it's not realistic at the moment IMO.

5.) 21 Jul 2017 07:17:26
Appreciated Ed.

6.) 22 Jul 2017 14:38:00
Do you guys think veratti would choose Chelsea over us with conte being Italian? In a hypothetical situation.

{Ed004's Note - Its a pointless scenario because I just can't see the PSG owners agreeing to sell him}



08 Jul 2017 08:02:14
Morning all, thanks to the eds as always.
Official club announcement made, fee agreed, medical next!

Diet and Matic could be next.


1.) 08 Jul 2017 08:14:16
What's diets physique like?

2.) 08 Jul 2017 08:18:30
Good luck with the diet!

3.) 08 Jul 2017 08:26:22
I get married three weeks today - smack bang in the middle of a diet. Horrendous.

{Ed025's Note - good luck with that mate..

4.) 08 Jul 2017 08:43:26
Best of luck with that 12. I suppose there is no reason you should be happy all your life so you might as well get married😁.

5.) 08 Jul 2017 09:56:00
Poor Rooney, sold just before we brought in diet.

6.) 08 Jul 2017 08:30:07
we are signing Ian Atkins?

7.) 08 Jul 2017 10:22:24
😂😂 danny.

8.) 08 Jul 2017 10:23:28
I'm sure he'd be a big help for Shaw.

9.) 08 Jul 2017 11:27:01
Probably one of the most appropriate typo mistakes I've made.

10.) 08 Jul 2017 16:36:26
Thanks guys - gym and barbeque in one day - that works right?



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}




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25 Aug 2017 16:14:31
Hi All,
Thanks to th Eds as always.
With the continued rise in transfer fees this window, players such as Mkhitaryan that we signed for €41million are now starting to look like a bargain. Who has been the best bargain in recent years in everyone's opinion?


1.) 25 Aug 2017 16:37:12
Isco to Madrid.

2.) 25 Aug 2017 16:45:19
Hazard to chelsea.

3.) 25 Aug 2017 16:57:18
Andy Carrol to Liverpool.

4.) 25 Aug 2017 17:50:38
This summer it must be chicarito surely.

5.) 25 Aug 2017 18:22:06
DDG. You won't get the best in the world in any position now for double what we paid.

Gotta say also couthino kooks like a bargin too for what Liverpool paid.

6.) 25 Aug 2017 19:04:49
As does pogba ken .

7.) 26 Aug 2017 01:58:59



01 Aug 2017 10:01:36
Morning all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Aurier reports very vibrant this morning particularly coming out of France. 5 Year deal supposedly agreed. Apparently Spurs are/ were also interested.




31 Jul 2017 18:54:04
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
3 players signed, all of which improve us. The big question now is will we sign anymore? Jose said recently that although he wants/ wanted 4 new players he thought he would only get 3. What are peoples feelings regarding this? Surely we'll get a wide player?!



{Ed004's Note - I expect a rb and winger to come in tbh. Maybe a midfielder if Fellaini leaves}

1.) 31 Jul 2017 19:20:15
And if u had to put your money on it right now would it still be perisic and aurier?



30 Jul 2017 01:08:50
Hi all, thanks to the Eds as always. The Wig due to leave, Turkey a possible destination. If he goes, I for one am grateful for his passion and purpose, he was integral to our success last season (not sure all will call it that) and wish him the best of luck in He future. Matic also looking very very promising, which is IMO fantastic news. Top top player and will make a huge difference to us.




28 Jul 2017 08:34:21
Hi all thanks to the Eds as always.
Ed I've been thinking (dangerous I know) about the fact that United knew Perisic price would go up after a certain point and still decided not to submit a bid. Despite the fact he is a target, was the reason United didn't submit anything because of progress with another target in a similar position?


{Ed002's Note - Nope.}

1.) 28 Jul 2017 09:59:22
Cheers Ed.

2.) 28 Jul 2017 11:51:40
Ed have MU given up on Perisic?

{Ed002's Note - No.}




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09 Nov 2017 06:44:35
Hi Ed002,
What you say makes sense, however it was only 6 weeks ago or so that’s JM was saying how he hoped to be at United for many many years. Is it really a case of now the title is looking less likely this season, he is reconsidering his future? Of course we all ‘do have a look at the menu even if we are on a diet’, is it just simply a case of this? I had hoped JM would be with us for certainly another few years yet.
Thanks as always.


{Ed002's Note - I would not pay too much attention to what JM says.}



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29 Aug 2017 08:14:09
Thanks as always Ed.




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22 Aug 2017 15:24:51
More of an age issue with him, Ed002 said this months ago, possibly around January. You have to remember he is still a kid, whoever buys him will have to loan him back to Fulham. But, he does look like a talent.




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29 Jul 2017 15:12:06
Nice one Ed.




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29 Jul 2017 10:28:28
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25 Aug 2017 09:53:41
Is re-signing Ibra really that bad? The impression he has made on the dressing room is evident, I suggested a while back that re-signing him on deal similar to that Owen was given would be a great move. We are playing in 4 competitions this year and I do not believe he will be first choice in either the Prem or CL this year. However, he is a great player to bring on and to have him around the club again for a further 12 months to help build the confidence further is a fantastic prospect. Having another world class, experienced player around the team for a while longer is only a great thing in my eyes.




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18 Aug 2017 08:03:53
For me Draxler is not a natural wide player anyway. Whether he was played left or right he wouldn't do the job we're after which is essentially an old school left sided midfielder who stays wide offering a constant option and stretching a back 4. We have more than enough att miss which is what I would categorise Draxler as. I like him as a player but not what we need or better than what we have.




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13 Aug 2017 13:46:10
4-0 United.




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07 Aug 2017 16:20:15
Hi Dan,
I imagine it will be more of a RWB due to Palace looking at more of a back 3 next season. I'd really like to see him playing a part in the back 3 or as a CM. Very very good decision to loan him out and IMO he will be going to a manager who can improve aspects of his game, that is assuming he will get regular football.




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28 Jul 2017 09:59:22
Cheers Ed.