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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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18 Jun 2018 17:04:14
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Ed's do you any info on the Fred transfer? Did we end up signing him?

Enjoy the game tonight all.


{Ed002's Note - Obviously he won't be joining before the end of the month.}



31 May 2018 18:16:46
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Interesting reports starting to appear, personally the Arnautovic rumours I find ridiculous but I hope Willian happens in terms of where experience can be added. Fred would also be an excellent signing IMO. At CB I wonder if we can expect to see someone coming in, what are people's thoughts on that position specifically?
Ed is there interest in Arnautovic from United or is this the media being thrown a bone?

Hope everyone has an excellent Summer (when it arrives) .


{Ed004's Note - There is interest in centre backs. Ed2 a few months ago mentioned Umtitti and Upamecano as targets and most recently Alderwerield is gaining a lot of attention. I disagree with William as I feel we need better quality. Would like Fred to sign and if there's any truth in thiago being available we should be all over that Lastly, I can't see Arnautovic happening at all}

1.) 31 May 2018 23:49:44
Rather take a punt on bringing Memphis back than sign Arnautovic.

2.) 01 Jun 2018 08:47:05
Thanks for the reply Ed - Toby is the best CB in the league IMO but we have barely seen him play this year. Would be a fantastic signing. We’ll have to agree to disagree with Willian mate, I’m a huge fan. Thiago would be an incredible signing, top top player.



20 Jan 2018 18:59:06
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Norwood has spoken, 48 hours time.


1.) 20 Jan 2018 21:01:03
Isn’t this the third 48hrs this week? :D.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 21:12:12

This one is right though, welcome Alexis.



20 Dec 2017 07:49:04
Merry Christmas to all, thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
Brilliant transfer rumour circulating this morning regarding Eden Hazard, Eds can you shed any further light on this one yet?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United to Hazard's agent and I can confirm that there has been no approach to Chelsea about the player from Manchester United.}

1.) 20 Dec 2017 11:36:24
I think as the window opens it is good to always use this method before asking the Ed’s questions.

Does it sound too good to be true?

Yes - then it isn’t true, don’t bother asking.

No - it’s still probably not true, but there may be a small chance so worth asking.

2.) 20 Dec 2017 16:43:09
I thought Hazard and Señor José didn't get along?

3.) 21 Dec 2017 00:33:11
Let's be realistic why on earth would Chelsea sell their best player to an English rival its not like they need the money so it's not going to happen. Please think it through and don't waste Eds time and goodwill.

4.) 21 Dec 2017 12:38:06
People said Jose and Matic fell out. Doubt they'd make the mistake in selling to us again though.

5.) 21 Dec 2017 17:51:43
Selling Matic wasn't a mistake. Neither was Mata's sale. Selling Eden would be a mistake though. But there's no way in hell he's moving to Manchester. If he moves it'll be to Madrid.

6.) 21 Dec 2017 20:40:43
It seems like a mistake pal. You finished top last season. What position you going to finish this one?

7.) 22 Dec 2017 06:33:52
Probably top 4. At least we should get top 4. But not winning the league won't be because we sold Matic. It'll be because there's a certain team that's gone on an insane run of form. Matic isn't the one we miss.

8.) 22 Dec 2017 14:05:47
When utd played chelsea jose slapped hands with almost every chelsea player coming out of the tunnel except hazard.



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.




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03 Nov 2018 00:03:06
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
I've just watched the 2016 match away to Chelsea again in order to gain some perspective. Now, Jose synics have to take a back seat here because the team he inherited couldn't defend. The job he has done since coming in is superb IMO and I'm not basing this on the one game but this was the biggest defeat we suffered at that time and so it's a fair bench mark. I recommend all the fans watch it again and although it's not been the best start to the season I believe he will get it right. If he is still our manager come the start of next season, I'm going all out here and saying we'll be serious contenders next season. Let him get the squad right over the next two windows, the balance between youth and experience still needs some work but we are much closer than the current league position suggests.
3 points on the south coast tomorrow.


1.) 03 Nov 2018 06:30:26
I’d like a pint of what you are drinking 😃. I admire your optimism but I don’t share it. Last year we finished runners up with the second best defensive record, conceding only one more goal that City. Our issue was at the other end where we didn’t finish teams off.

Under SAF I remember losing 5-0 to Chelsea, and Newcastle, and losing 6-3 to Southampton, so picking one game doesn’t really work. Whether it is Jose’s fault, or th player’s fault, we will be lucky to make top 4 this year. To finish runners up and then start as we have this year suggests something is amiss, a couple of shiny signings won’t change that.

Lukaku looks disinterested, Pogba is likely to leave, Martial is still not signed up, DDG is yet to sign a new contract, Bailey has regressed, not sure where Fred fits in (£50M! ), Rashford has stopped progressing, Sanchez has been an unmitigated disaster. On the plus side, Shaw has been like a new signing, Lindelof looks like he is progressing, Dalot has huge potential, and that’s about it.

Still optimistic?

2.) 03 Nov 2018 10:47:03
We've conceded 17 goals in just 10 games so far this season. 28 in total last season and 29 the year before that where we had this "terrible defence" and on balance played more expansive football. As Jose has continued to put his stamp on the team we've got worse defensively, more pedestrian in attack and spent hundreds of millions in the process. Simple as that really.

3.) 03 Nov 2018 10:50:00
Good post giggsy. Not sure i agree with it all.
Good poost ajh but i'm not sure i agree with it all.
Im not quite as negative as you.
Its been a poor start to the sesson no doubt about that. But in recent games there has been some positive signs in a couple of areas.
I think we have shawn good team spirit and fighting attitude
Shaw as you said has continued to improve. As have martial and pogba. We have attacked more and this shows that jose has changed tack a little too. He has been more tolerant for sure with certain players they, the players and coach, appear to be working together a lot more as a result. We were a little unlucky to lose a goal in the last kick against chelsea so we can at least compete against the best in the epl when players work as he wants and when he is more tolerant and loosens the reigns a little.
Matic and lukaku are in poor form. For sure. Rash has been uninspiring i'd like to see sanchez get a few games up top and think he is more on the wavelength of mata and martial in terms of his pass and move ability.
Lukaku looks jaded perhaps the wc has caught up with him a bit and i also don't think he links well with martial and the stats tell you that,

Its difficult to say exactly why the defence is so poor compared to last year but you have to remember that last year neither full back attacked at all. This year shaw is and we are a little more exposed and young also tends to get more advanced on the right as a result our cbs and matic have had less cover than last season. Also ddg not been at his best perhaps the wc rattled him a little too.
I think fred is settling in quite well i think he continues to improve every time he plays.
If we win today we can go into the city game with some confidence.
Assuming juve don't batter us midweek of course😁😁
I see some changes for the better from the coach recently i see some changes for the better from certain players recently too. that's brought us 2 wins and a hard fought draw away to chelsea. If results continue to be good then i see a thawing of tensions and perhaps even a little more comprimise from coach and players alike

It does feel a little like we are half way up the hill all together looking up rather than down at the momemt.
It also feels to me a little on a knife edge as if results and performances don't keep momentum going forward then both coach and players will point the finger at each other, and we will be back to square 1 again.
Finally i don't care which players want to leave i only care about what they do this season while they are here if they all shut up and give 100% every time they play and don't disrespect the club the fans the coach and their team mates then that's all i'm concerned about until the summer.
The press appear to have aborted their witch hunt for the time being but that will only last until the next defeat.

4.) 03 Nov 2018 14:38:42
Excellent post Ken.



21 Oct 2018 18:28:42
Hi all,


{Ed002's Note - Wrong page, this is the Manchester United page.}

1.) 21 Oct 2018 20:10:45
Sorry Ed. Can you redirect please, and confirm which page it’s been taken too.


{Ed033's Note - Post moved to our European Soccer site (awaiting Ed002 to edit).



30 Aug 2018 22:50:38
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Wow, what a week it's been since Spurs. The last time a result triggered such debate regarding the manager I remember as being back in 2006 when a certain O Holt stated that Fergie had failed to achieve the European dominance he set out to and that 99' was a one hit wonder. S Jordan made some superb points earlier in the week and this is exactly what he was getting at. What a desperate, disgrace some media outlets have become. It's tough to consider but I try to imagine where else this sort of 'chinese whispers' founded opinion is replicated. I'm not bothered by how much people try to convince themselves that because they have been a fan for 50+ years or that they go to every home game, it gives them some sort of god given right to spout nonsense. 'Get real' is my message and more importantly 'lose the arrogance'. We are where we are because we deserve to be there and if a manger with the wealth of experience/ success of José who wins more in two seasons than that of other managers who have supposedly the best striker in Europe in their team, CBs we tried all summer to buy, inspiring attacking flow, are more tactically sound, WC winning GK, gets as widely criticised as they do especially by our own fans, then what fans are we?
It's time to look at the bigger picture IMO and think where else the 'problems' may really exist.
Jose has my 100% backing and I personally am very grateful he is still our manager. The media are getting very, very noisy indeed and most of it is waffle. We'll win the league this year! That's the attitude we need, that's what Ranieri told 'em.


1.) 31 Aug 2018 11:42:37
I don’t care what the media say or do. I don’t read the papers and most of the websites are full of click bait crap anyway.
I do however, ask my opinions on what I see on the pitch and yes as a home and away going red I do fee the need to spout.

Our football is dreadful. Possibly worse to watch than user Moyes and LVG.

Jose’s style was never going back to fit with us and we’ve appointed him for short term success over long term planning.

He brings the occasional kid in and then leaves him out often unfairly, he drops younger players for having a bad game yet shows incredible patience with older ones despite what form they’re in. Martial and Sanchez wing the obvious examples but they are clearly more.

His slating of his own players in the media and interviews is a disgrace for a manager of people on any field.

His team selections are increasingly bizarre, he’s chopping and changing far too often to maintain any sort of chemistry with the team that takes the pitch. He’s not giving players time to forge relationships. Bruce and pallister and Rio and vidic weren’t brilliant from game one

His petulant rants are becoming not only boring but detrimental to the reputation of the club and it’s standing. I can be sure he wouldn’t get away with behaving like this if he was Bayern Munich’s manager.

As for transfers he’s been given a lot of money to rebuild and for me there’s not a single one of those 11 signings that has improved under him and most you can say have gone backwards. Are all of those players in the wrong?

He’s had equal opportunity to get rid of players that we feel aren’t of the right quality yet he keeps them and still plays a them and continues to rue the lack of quality on the squad.

He won two trophies, one in which we shouldn’t have won the final against Southampton. They were robbed of a very good equalising goal that would have changed the game as they were on top at the time. We got through the weakest Europa league in a long time and it papered over the obvious cracks in our side.

He lost the FA cup final against a Chelsea side in complete disarray and we hardly mustered a shot on target.

His football is from another area, he’s pat his best and I won’t shed a tear when he goes, hopefully sooner the better. I don’t want this moody, narcissist in charge any longer.

2.) 31 Aug 2018 11:45:22
Giggsy, if it's all waffle, why even post about it, mate? Ignore it. We're looking for excuses in my opinion. The media is a useful bogeyman right now for covering up deficiencies elsewhere. The media have been like this for years, but we didn't worry about it because we were successful. Some of our fans on here are starting to sound more and more like Liverpool fans over the years, blaming everything and everyone, and seeing conspiracies where none exist.

3.) 31 Aug 2018 13:28:22
He's just all wrong, we all know it. Might get us going for a while, might even get us a cup (unlikely) . But he's still all wrong. Sooner the changes come the better.

4.) 31 Aug 2018 13:36:50
AirforceRed - take a bow. Couldn't have put it better myself.

5.) 31 Aug 2018 13:42:16
Exactly Stevie. The players aren’t performing, the manager doesn’t look like he wants to be here, the board don’t seem to have a unified transfer strategy, and, above all, our football has been awful.

We can’t blame Jose for all of it, because we have looked completely rudderless since Fergie retired. A DOF, and a manager with fresh ideas who wants to be here. I’m hoping that’s what we’ll get at the end of the season. Until then it’s cringe time, but I hope Jose isn’t sacked or doesn’t walk before then, as we need time to plan and decide on who is best for the club rather than who is available to jump in mid season.

6.) 31 Aug 2018 13:59:55
Yeah, I wouldn't be one for knee-jerk reactions, Danny. Usually does more harm than good. Unless you're fighting relegation. Hopefully it won't come to that 😁.

7.) 31 Aug 2018 14:05:13
I don’t fancy us in a relegation fight. The strop level would be off the scale. Fellaini would genuinely be our only hope.

8.) 31 Aug 2018 18:33:53
Worse than moyes and lvg 😂 what a load of bollox there's quite a few on here atm that should get a cv into the sun asap 😂😂😂.

9.) 31 Aug 2018 19:53:48
Those media outlets are going to get together with the sole purpose to destroy Jose . That's two conferences now where he has been in total control and returned fire with every question . Those insects hate it up em 😆😆.

10.) 31 Aug 2018 20:13:00
BFRO what exactly is he fighting for though? ? It's all self preservation imo.



12 Aug 2018 09:37:32
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Pogba's comments, thoughts?


{Ed004's Note - They have annoyed me and makes him look unprofessional}

1.) 12 Aug 2018 10:58:46
Agree Ed. If he hadn't played well then would he have come out and said what he said? Almost as if he was motivated to play hard in order to make those comments afterwards.

Jose also complemented him, so let's hope that's the last of it and he maintains those levels of motivation in the next game, and the next etc.

2.) 12 Aug 2018 09:43:43
Thanks for the quick response Ed. I totally agree. I was/ probably still am pleased he’s still at the club but to be given the (c) and then speak like that I find really low. I blame his agent for large parts of this situation, but on a personal level and as a captain surely one can conduct themselves more professionally. He didn’t even want to celebrate the goal he scored.

{Ed004's Note - I dont think we will sell him now as we can not replace him. I just hope that over the season they can mend their relationship}

3.) 12 Aug 2018 15:39:00
Think it’s inevtiable both go tbh, depending on how successful the season is. If we do lose Pogba, we have to sign SMS to replace him, not sure about Jose. Still, a long time between now and then, anything can happen.

4.) 12 Aug 2018 15:42:54
Gone in January I think. We'll come to some sort of arrangement that gives us time to find a replacement.

5.) 12 Aug 2018 15:44:08
I think at this point you have to hold on to him simply to not set a precedence. If United sold him now it would set a standard that one could throw their toys out of the pram and get their way.

The comments were very unprofessional, especially after being given the captaincy and the bright comments from Jose. I also fully believe Raiola is part of the problem. Paul’s departure is inevitable, however as I said above it must not be this summer.



07 Aug 2018 15:46:31
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
A Spanish newspaper is reporting that Barcelona would be willing to use either Dembele or Rakitic as part of the deal. Dembele would be a great option for us, Rakitic is a top player but perhaps not what we need.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 16:57:50
Dembele would be awesome, superstar for a superstar (maybe superstar is a bit much but both I would say are on same level.
I called it a few days ago and really beleived it would happen however time is really ticking away and it may take Woodie 2 days just to take the 1 finger out of his ass, he still has the other 4 to go.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 17:02:14
Id take Dembele in a heartbeat.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 17:10:19
How would dembele do in a Jose team.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 17:16:29
Who knows jred to be fair. Possibly better than Pogba has though?

5.) 07 Aug 2018 17:57:31
I think Rakitic would offer a hell of a lot, engine, see's a pass, not a showboater, intelligent player, links brilliantly (rarely gives it away) . I'd snap Barcelona's hands off for a straight swap of Dembele and Rakitic for the Pog. Two key positions filled and somebody that doesn't want to be here off the books. No brainer if deal is possible for me.

6.) 07 Aug 2018 18:07:25
Id take both. Forget the cash. Sorts right forward out and a replacement.

7.) 07 Aug 2018 18:45:35
I'd snap their hand of for that too beast.




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08 Nov 2018 18:19:49
Brilliant, Ed. It was starting to feel that way.




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08 Nov 2018 18:16:26
Hi Timbo,
Hardly tongue in cheek and I fully disagree with your second post. Keep your pecker up though, not as doom and gloom as you make it!


{Ed002's Note - Pecker? Tongue in cheek? This isn't a dating site.}



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08 Nov 2018 09:31:29
There really is 0 way of pleasing some people. Juventus hadn't lost at home prior to last night in 12 matches (all comp) . They have also reached the CL final in 2 out of the past 4 years. In a response to a recent post of my own, it was suggested that I was overly optimistic regarding the current side we have but I fail to see how anyone can be anything but delighted with the sides performance following the result last night. The reason Herrera stood out for you is because of the job Matic and Pogba did in front of him. If you can't be anything but positive after a result like that, I wonder if you ever can be. Personally, I am delighted with continued improvement the side is making under JM and I think we'll beat City at the weekend. Try and cheer up, mate.




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07 Oct 2018 21:15:38
Your post sums up the issue here perfectly - opinions like the one you have.
Stop thinking papering over the cracks is the answer, the changes that need to be made are well above the teams manager. Jose may not be the manager we want long term but before we ‘twtist’ again substantial changes need to be made at board level.
I’m not a Jose fan, but surely it’s for all to see that changing the manager AGAIN will just postpone this situation from arising again?




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28 Aug 2018 09:30:20
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
This is getting all too familiar. Bad result = complete melt down amongst fans. 6 players made their 1st starts of the season today and for the majority of the first half we played some exciting, purposeful football and Lu Lu Lukaku should have put us ahead. We looked leggy in the second half and Spurs’s finishing was top draw - even if defensively we were put of position. Fair play to Spurs for nailing their first result away to us for years, shame the game wasn’t later in the season from our match fitness perspective but I thought tactically we were right last night. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the problem isn’t Jose, it’s EW.





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08 Nov 2018 13:27:54
I've not been impressed with Sanchez but over the past two games he's shown great energy and he is creating space for our other forward players to play in.




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08 Nov 2018 09:37:28
Was the purpose of this post to tell us you won money? I see no other point to it? At least Pogba attempts to make the killer pass, or the pass that makes the difference. You contradict yourself too much here, I honestly don't know whether your pleased or gutted.




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21 Oct 2018 20:10:45
Sorry Ed. Can you redirect please, and confirm which page it’s been taken too.



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02 Sep 2018 23:25:03
3 points I loved about our performance today:
1) Big Wig: thought he played really well and you could see the confidence shift in the CBs with him there. Magic looked better too as did Pogba (except pen miss) .
2) Clean sheet
3) The banner: I’ve said it multiple times before but the problem as I see it is not José and I find it encouraging that for once blame is being directed at someone else other thN the manager. Not to mention, the blame IMO is accurately angled on this occasion.




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21 Aug 2018 12:43:36
Hi guys, thanks for the replies.
It’s a big deal because it’s a big deal - I’m not bothered about what’s going on over the fence. My main issue is that we are constantly hitting the reset button because of a failure to fully support a manager. The latest laughable bit of media from MR is embarrassing and a lot will be learnt about Pogba, the managers future, the clubs short term future based on how the club, Pogba and manager respond to this. I’ve accepted that some traditions are now lost but I point the main finger at EW for our recent instability. If anyone should leave affiliation with our club over the next week it should be Pogba’s agent and him.