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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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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.



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?




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05 Jan 2018 08:34:21
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
In terms of the changes, adjustments and do I dare say improvements taking place at United behind the scenes as recently mentioned by JM, are Eds able to offer their view on whether the work JM is doing is of any long term benefit to the club? I know very little about the day to day runnings of a professional football club and even less about the adjustments that could be being made so a view/ bit of info on the matter would be very much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - I really don't know what you are referring to specifically. Mourinho is responsible for running the first team and can make suggestions about transfers, facilities etc.. The desire for a Director of Football went nowhere as the person the club were interested in had no interest in the club.}



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.





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03 Jan 2018 08:15:20
I’m hoping a regular switch to a 3 man midfield will also help improve the number of chances/ number of goals we see.




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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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31 Dec 2017 10:15:43
Good post, here are my thoughts.
1) Lukaku - he looks over weight to me, even for a big guy. The best ‘version’ of Lukaku I remember was one that ran at defences, held the ball up well, laid the ball off and then ran into space or in behind to receive the ball. He is too static now and that may be José’s influence but I’m more inclined at this stage to suggest he lays off the weights and gets the cardio up.
2) Ibra - for me this situation isn’t unsurprising but I did think keeping him on was the right decision because of his off the pitch influence in terms of confidence. However, I suggested he was kept on along similar lines to Owen was, a kind of pay as you play contract. I still think he will prove useful but not as a first 11 player. He will probably leave at the end of the season.
3) Rashford - I got slated at the beginning of the season for suggesting Rashford went out on loan this year. My suggestion was fuelled by my prediction that his game time would be limited this year under José and although he has featured in games he is rarely getting a full 90 mins. He just needs game time IMO and he looked enthusiastic yesterday. He is our hottest prospect and I’m worried he is not continuing to make a decent rate of progress this year.
4) Pogba - he looks worried to me. Worried about a another injury perhaps but he isn’t anywhere near 100%. Yesterday Mata was dropping off to receive the ball more than he was and that isn’t the Pogba we know. He tried to look frustrated but deliberately IMO, he just didn’t want the ball yesterday.
5) JM - having his worst spell as a manager and has been for several years now. The game has changed again, big question over his head now is can he move the game on again and start dictating the way championships and competitions are won. He looks frustrated to me and potentially running out of ideas. However, we shouldn’t write him off just yet, after all, like a great man once said “Form is temp, class is permanent”, and even h Pugh I don’t like the guy his record speaks for itself.
Happy New Year to everyone.




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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.