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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Coventry

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Best team moment: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer\'s scoring the 1999 Champions League Winner

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05 Jul 2017 01:41:39
Sportsbible reporting Rooney will complete Everton move by the end of the week, any truth as I've also read Giroud is signing?


1.) 05 Jul 2017 06:31:51
I can't see him going until we have adequate depth. Still wouldn't surprise me to see a move for Lukaku as we will no doubt pay more than Chelsea. Morata and Lukaku up front is lethal.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 07:35:07
Roo been withdrawn from pre seaon squad.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 09:41:45
I think we will let him go if the option is there, he got so little game time last year.



27 May 2017 12:57:46
Few articles going round suggesting that Mourinho tried to "tap up" Justin Kluivert after the game. I don't remember him being mentioned in the Sharkopod could an Ed confirm whether there is interest at all?


{Ed004's Note - I'm not aware of any interest. He is also a very young player so would be better off staying where he is}

1.) 27 May 2017 16:04:00
He spoke to him on the pitch after the game. Nothing in it although there is a clip of it with made up captions which is funny. In that clip he is tapping him up for sure haha.



20 Nov 2016 16:50:01
I was wondering if any of the Eds could confirm if we have shown any interest in Kasper Dolberg of Ajax?

Looks like a player with a lot of potential.


{Ed002's Note - You will have to wait for the update from me.}

1.) 20 Nov 2016 17:56:45
Definitely a talent.

2.) 20 Nov 2016 17:59:23
Thanks Ed002, shall I keep an eye on the euro pages or this one?

{Ed002's Note - It is probably already on the European pages - if not try the Chelsea page or the Manchester City page.}



15 Nov 2016 14:51:59
BBC and a few others reporting Schweinsteiger has met with Chicago Fire in MLS.

I think it would be a shame to let him go in January, he still has something to give.


1.) 15 Nov 2016 16:34:33
Top tennis knowledge?

2.) 15 Nov 2016 16:40:07
I'm going to the ATP Tour on Friday. Perhaps Schweini can tell me what's going on.

3.) 16 Nov 2016 12:08:31
Also confirmed by other outlets. he has met Chicago’s head coach, Veljko Paunovic.



03 Aug 2016 21:40:11
Just wondering if any of the Eds have any information regarding what United players (if any) have been made available for transfer?

I'm particularly interested in any Mata updates as I feel he has been great so far this preseason, would be a shame to let him go.


{Ed001's Note - there is not much in the way of players to sell, your squad was thinned out, but there are a few, such as Wilson and Januzaj that are available. It will be January that I expect a few of those that can't get in the team to move on.}

1.) 04 Aug 2016 09:07:02
Schweinsteiger, Rojo, Januzaj, Wilson are not in our plans.
I wish chinese clubs take them for 25M each.
Depay and Jones may also join that list if they put poor performances and show no sign of improvements.

2.) 04 Aug 2016 14:27:53
I think Ed001 is spot on. There are players that Jose won't fancy and not good enough but because LvG worked with, a small squad we would need to bring even more players in. 4/ 5 is okay. much more than that and you are spending first 5/ 10 games gelling.
I can see some loans and I hope some sales with the promotionso from u21s.

3.) 05 Aug 2016 08:56:11
Its just the blockers like Rojo who need to go. But I think we could end up stuck with some of them.

4.) 05 Aug 2016 09:23:35
Thank you for the insight Ed and everyone else!




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04 Jan 2018 21:50:46
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Year! Not a transfer rumour but a question regarding Mourinhos future, I know he has said he is happy to stay but I was just curious to what capacity United would look to extend his contract? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I don’t understand the question.}

1.) 04 Jan 2018 22:12:59
Hi ed002, I know you said in your opinion if Mr Mourinho was offered an early exit in the summer he might be inclined to take it. Given his recent media statement regarding wanting to stay/ extend do you still think he wouldn't mind an early exit from his existing deal.

{Ed002's Note - He knows know that the interested sides have other targets. I would not pay any heed to what he says.}

2.) 04 Jan 2018 22:17:05
Thanks for the quick reply. A 4 year loyal reader.

3.) 04 Jan 2018 22:41:21
I say give him the deal and back him. Otherwise we are just playing around. Who else is there right now?

4.) 05 Jan 2018 02:26:31
Surely you earn deals. Has Mourinho earned a new contract, for me - absolutely not. Does he want a new contract, doesn't look like it again to me. He gives off the appearance of a man having promised something many moons ago and now feeling obligated to fulfill it, despite regretting the day he made the oath over an expensive bottle of red.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 07:23:46
Jose seems to be giving off 2 differing signals with his words atm, 1) he wants to stay for many years and 2) he is laying foundations for future managers suggesting he won’t be here long.
I am happy at José and his words of late, they suggest commitment and longer term planning, maybe he has had backing and promises from the board but does he deserve a new deal, it’s a tough one, he has brought us to a point where we are much improved in terms of league position, points, goals than at any time since Fergie left, any other season we would be in a real title fight but this isn’t a regular season, I think we need to step back and say well done pep and city, I said he'd not do it playing that way in the prem, I was very wrong, so I think Jose gets some unfair stick as what more can he do in terms of league position.
The sticking point seems to be the same as over the last 3 managers, they do not play the United way, we see glimpses of it but Jose is to pragmatic to let it play out a full 90 mins, but it begs the question who else is there out there atm?
Isn’t it true we are making strides forward and maybe just maybe sticking not twisting this time and building with more financial backing will be the way for us to get back to the top.
Jose moans but he is a great deflector. I believe he lives in a serviced apartment in the Lowry with a personal chef, a far cry from him living out of a suitcase in a hotel. Jose is the type who needs to feel wanted and valued, I think we should be more grateful for where he has brought us or maybe he will throw his toys out the pram, we knew this trait in him pre signing him.
On the other hand 4/ 5 years since Fergie left and we’ve not seen this united tradition of playing good football and I don’t think we will see this style under Jose, not for long periods anyway.
Fergie was the ideal, bought into our traditions, played the right way and had that abrasive us v them mentality, a mix of Jose and pep perhaps, there is nobody like that now, and unfortunately Jose’s job is to to win and get us back to the top, he’s won trophies and he’s improved us, so I guess he is doing his job well.
It’ll all play out this season/ summer but when push comes to shove I hope we stick by him and he by us and keep some stability at the club backing a proven winner.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 07:56:04
Good post Welsh, I can’t warm to Jose but you lay out the position pretty accurately.

7.) 05 Jan 2018 08:31:33
Totally agree Welsh - this is a freak season and without city being frankly ridiculous we would be challenging for the title which considering where we have been sin SAF left is astounding.

8.) 05 Jan 2018 09:06:14
The point on stability cannot he underestimated. We need crave it as a club and our player recruitment of recent years shows just what a mess we have been. Jose wins things. Back him and enjoy the ride and we might just see some more consistent and enjoyable footy. To be honest, this season has been pretty decent in my opinion and we are travelling in the right direction albeit slowly.



31 Aug 2017 13:15:57
Just wanting peoples thoughts. I have read a lot about us needing to strenghten the left hand side, but does anyone think the right hand side is greater priority? I personally think Martial + Rashford are stronger than Mata + Lingard.


1.) 31 Aug 2017 13:27:51
Rash played most of last season on the RHS miki can play both sides in fact most can interchange.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 13:28:17
I said before the transfer window opened we needed attacking fullbacks in both left and right side. Shaw may come back stronger but that is an if and velencia for an ex winger does not attack and overlap enough and his delivery ia not the

3.) 31 Aug 2017 14:05:59
Left side needs strengthing for sure but at left back i think we are ok on that side for attacking options. The right side needs strengthing at full back and only a worldie for me would be better option than mata.

4.) 31 Aug 2017 14:26:48
Transfer window has been average got in two great players matic and lakaku, Lindalof unsure yet hasn't played to be able to judge him. Very disappointed we haven't strengthened RB and LB this window, but greedy but would have liked a proper wide man, but we will have to see what Jose can do with what we have. Sanchez move to city should put them and pep under massive pressure to walk the league which could be good for us.

5.) 31 Aug 2017 14:43:29
Agreed Jamie. I'm delighted with matic and lukaku but we're way short on the left side and wingers. We do not possess a man with a year factor. Sanchez will be ideal but looks City bound. I've already got them as champions, but if Sanchez signs for them then everyone else will be playing for 2nd place.
Our transfer window has been average after all the hype when it opened.

6.) 31 Aug 2017 14:55:17
I reckon there'll be a massive dressing room bust up at some point at city over playing time. Too many attsckers, not enough quality defenders or midfielders. And they can't rely on refs to bail them out every game.

7.) 31 Aug 2017 15:00:49
Mata and Lingard is very weak for a team expecting to win major competitions as starters. Full backs are also.

I also think Rash and Miki look average at best in the RW spot. We had several areas to strengthen, progress is good, but it might have been better if we had a difficult start, playing weaker teams may just have created a false impression. Time will tell.

8.) 31 Aug 2017 15:03:47
City look good but they can only play 11, the game is played on the pitch not paper .

How many people had them winning the league last year?

9.) 31 Aug 2017 15:45:57
Your right beast imo. We hsve only had to start 22 playerz we hsvnt had to use the swiad players. If we have to start the likes of fellaini darmian rojo 20 plus times in the league we can only hope for 3rd or 4th. These guys are ok to fill a gap or to come on for 20 mins but if they have start 20 plus epl games they will be exposed just like they have been for the last few years.
Lets hope we get luck with injuries and we don't have to rely on these guys to start 20 plus games.

10.) 31 Aug 2017 16:15:56
12 not 22 so far.

11.) 31 Aug 2017 16:37:01
Lol worse squad in 20 year .

Not using squad players must be the new theme .
Rash martial Herrera fellaini have all come of the bench so far .
Lindelof can't even make the bench
Young ibra shaw rojo all injured and we still have a strong bench.

12.) 31 Aug 2017 17:29:04
Tell which united squad has performed worse in the epl over last 20 years jred.

13.) 31 Aug 2017 18:30:17
I have City up there as one of the favourites (alongside us hopefully) but I never understand posters who are so sure in their opinions "city will walk the league" or "united 3rd or 4th at best". Its like some people only started watching footy yesterday. This time last year people said City would walk the league but they ended 3rd I think. Conte was about to get sacked but then won the league with the likes of Moses and Cahill starting most games. The season before; Leicester won the league! Perhaps factors such as form, teamwork and tactics are as important as flashy new players? We look in better shape this year with the likes of Pogba, Mikhi, Martial etc etc all performing better so far. Its great to have opinions and strong ones at that - but anyone who thinks they know how the league will look come May is taking a huge leap of faith Imo. Let's see what happens.

14.) 31 Aug 2017 19:02:30
HB i think if the players in the postions where we have weak back up stay fit and available and play 80% of the games we can win the league. In the last few seasons a lot of the back up players like carrick fellaini darmian rojo blind and jessie have had to start too many games and have been 1st team regulars. All are good pros and have had good impacts at times but over a sustained period most are found wanting and are exposed as being not good enough resulting in our worst run of epl finishes for 25 years. I don't see it being much different this season if they are all 1st team regular starters this season like the last few.

15.) 31 Aug 2017 20:25:40
Fair enough ken, that's your opinion and we are not too far apart in all honestly. All I will remind posters is that this league is the most unpredictable out of all the major leagues, by far. Makes it all the more exciting mind!

16.) 31 Aug 2017 23:59:46
I agree with you hb. Any team of 4 or 5 could win the league. I don't see city as run away winners by any means. Spurs have the Wembley issue to contend with pool have klopp handicap and chelsea will habe europe too this season so I think if our key players stay fit we will win the league.



20 Jul 2017 13:08:09
Metro reporting that we may bid for Ross Barkley if Everton lower the asking price and we don't achieve our targets. Probably nothing judging on the source but what are peoples opinions on him as a player?


1.) 20 Jul 2017 13:19:13
I asked this a few weeks back.

I think he would be a good addition if he can find he form from a few seasons ago.

2.) 20 Jul 2017 13:37:10
I really liked Barkley when he came on the scene, thought he could go on and be one of the best England players we produced since Gazza, he has so much potential and natural ability but at some point he has to make it count and recently it seems he hasn't. I wouldn't want to spend big on "potential". I know it would never happen but if we could loan him for a season and see if he could develop with us and then pay a fee, similar to the Renato Sanches deal that Milan I think proposed then I think it would be worth getting him in but that will never happen.

3.) 20 Jul 2017 13:44:37
He's not the kind of player we need and massively overrated in my opinion. He sounds like he's trouble as well. Wouldn't touch him in a million years.

4.) 20 Jul 2017 14:19:57
Barkley makes Rooney look like a model pro I think one of the Eds said? Everton fans think he's trouble too. Not for me thanks.

However, I'd still be very keen to see if Jose can bring Renato Sanches in and try andpuld him into a great. Let's be honest, for that deep lying mid position Jack Wilshere for £6m would also be an astonishing deal to rotate with Carrick!

5.) 20 Jul 2017 14:51:10
No thanks. I'd rather play Pereira in his position - the goalkeeper, that is.

6.) 20 Jul 2017 14:55:05
How's it possible to rotate carrick with someone who's injured?

7.) 20 Jul 2017 15:02:52
Very talented lad but needs to work it out.

8.) 20 Jul 2017 15:43:26
Didn't Jose say if he were manager when Sanches became available he would of signed him. Well no time like the present . just give Bayern what they paid for him and jobs a good un. 😆😆.

9.) 20 Jul 2017 20:38:59
Grossly overrated and another Dier. remember when they were talking 60 million just 2 years ago. He will end up going for 20 million to some mid level team.

remember townsend being talked bailout as 40 mill player 3 years ago. most english players are grossly overrated and the national team performance in major tournaments is a reflection of that. the list goes on and on Wilshire another one.

Most are one or 2 season wonders and then they go to midlevel teams and then relegation fighting teams.

Finally JM would never buy him as he is decent going forward but useless in other responsibilities of a midfielder. He is quota player at a reasonable cost.



15 Jul 2017 05:54:20

Jose has recently said that we have 50% of the players purchased already, which would make one believe only 2 more players will be purchased. (Assuming we are looking at a CDM and Winger) . I am aware we will only look to go for a keeper if DDG leaves.

Does this mean we can not expect to see any purchases addressing the RB or LB roles or has anything changed?

Thanks in Advance.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 06:34:11
We have a large squad, the gaps in our squad as it stands are at DM and out wide. So that is two more players. There may well be other signings but they will depend on outgoings.
If Young and Darmian leave we will see at least one full back join.
Atm we have Shaw, Blind, CBJ and Mitchell for LB and Valencia, Darmian, Young, TFM and Tuanzebe for RB.

If DDG leaves then I would expect another GK to sign, although I would be happy with Romero/ Joel Pereira as first and second choice next season if needed.

If Fellaini leaves then maybe a second CM might come in.

Which is another 3 signing depending on departures.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 08:56:14
I think Perisic and Matic and that will be it unless DDG leaves.

3.) 15 Jul 2017 08:58:40
Shappy shaw is out until next year according to mourinho alongside young and rojo. That leaves us with cbj and mitchell as our lb's if darmian is sold, blind is rubbish at lb, i would say we don't need someone outwide as much as we need a new lb right now. Personally i would rather wait for griezmann next season to improve our attack than spending 50mn on perisic.

4.) 15 Jul 2017 09:25:50
CSM, Shaw and Rojo are out for the next month or two but both will likely be back by December unless they suffer a setback. CBJ probably will be sold to be honest, I don't think he was part of the tour squad. So it doesn't look like he is in Jose's plans.

But we do have Blind, Darmian and Mitchell. Blind is a solid LB, Darmian played very well toward the end of last season and Mitchell looked good in his debut. Let's give them the preseason tour and see how they do before saying we definitely need a new LB. Especially as if Shaw can come back and fullfil his potential then we have a world class LB for the next 10 years.

5.) 15 Jul 2017 09:26:49
Zlatan will be fit to play around January. He'll be like a new signing.

6.) 15 Jul 2017 10:34:58
I think Shaw is back in training, just not ready to train with the squad yet. I think he's. It far from being ready. It's Rojo and Young who are likely to be back September time.

7.) 15 Jul 2017 11:08:15
shappy shaw needs to start spending time on the pitch rather than physio's table before we talk about next 10 years or fulfilling his potential and his injury history makes me doubt that. Rojo is a poor lb and blind is a poor one, darmian looks like he will be sold, blind and mitchell as good as he was on debut, are not good enough lb options for a top 10 team let alone one trying to win trophies.

8.) 15 Jul 2017 11:52:42
CSM, while I agree that Rojo has been poor at LB I can't remember Blind ever letting us down when deployed there. Darmian is supposedly being chased by Juventus and had some very good performances for us toward the end of last season. Mitchell I agree is an unknown quantity to us to an extent, but I'm sure Mourinho and the other coaching staff know a fair bit about him. Shaw has it all to prove, but he clearly has the talent to prove it.

That doesn't mean that we won't sign another full back, just that unless we see one or two of the current options leave then we are unlikely too.

Remember Mourinho likes a smaller tighter squad, when fit we currently have 3-4 options for each full back position. Mourinho likes two. Just do the math.

9.) 15 Jul 2017 12:23:48
Shappy mourinho might have liked small squads and little rotation at chelsea or madrid at utd i don't think that is a luxury he can afford, even with mourinho who has a great record with injuries incharge last year we had our annual injury crises.

Blind is a poor lb for me, i don't mind darmian playing lb just think he will be sold.

10.) 15 Jul 2017 15:08:00
Our options at both lb and rb are not great. Valencia had a very good season but he doesn't like going forward and his crossing is not great. City bought walker and he's exactly what we need.
Lb is even more urgent. Shaw will never make it at United. I simply do not see the hype surrounding him. He's injured all the time. His first touch is poor. His lifestyle is suspect. And his footballing brain and intelligence is non existent. Rojo is not a left back and neither are Blind or Young.
If we don't address the LB problem and the winger position, we cannot be seen as title contenders. I have to say that city have strengthened very well in their weak areas of GK and RB. They've also added a very good player in Bernardo Silva.
Mourinho might be bluffing but if we don't buy a top class winger, lb, and defensive midfielder then I can see us struggling again. We have no natural width in the side and no creativity.

11.) 15 Jul 2017 15:19:53
City bought players and they are 'exactly what we need'? Who would have thought it. Didn't see anybody on here mention Kyle Walker.

12.) 15 Jul 2017 20:51:49
coleman (when fit) is a far better right back than walker.

13.) 16 Jul 2017 10:33:59

I don't think there is even a remote possibility Fellaini will be sold. He had a very good year for us last year and proven PL player who does what the manager asks of him.

I was hoping we would get a right back as Valencias end product is not good enough IMO. Darmain is even worst going forward. Shame semedo is gone to Barcelona.



27 Jun 2017 14:02:14
Seen a lot of articles linking us to Nainggolan, just curious as to whether there is genuine interest?


1.) 27 Jun 2017 14:20:48
I'v seen bits and bobs of him and he does look like he'd suit the Premier League. But ed001 alluded to the fact that he doesn't take care of himself ie parties, smoking etc. I'd imagine Jose and his staff have done their due-diligence and stay away.

2.) 27 Jun 2017 15:02:48
The only link I have seen, is the Telegraph suggesting he is Mourinho's second choice DM behind Dier. As we can't get either, we are going after Matic.
He definitely has the attributes for the EPL, but as Mumbles say I have heard similar stories.

3.) 27 Jun 2017 15:22:39
He is a player Jose likes, so is in the mix along with Matic, Fabniho and Dier. Would be a massive waste of money because his appallingly unprofessional lifestyle means that he is going to suffer a very sharp decline within the next few seasons.

4.) 27 Jun 2017 15:47:21
Not sure those are actually your words are they Danny.

5.) 27 Jun 2017 16:56:07
It's what ed001 has been saying for months, so I'll take his word for it.

6.) 27 Jun 2017 18:48:30
I won't Danny, he's a Liverpool fan 😉.




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29 Aug 2017 15:48:31
Remember that time Sky Sports reported Gundogan to United was a done deal and he ended up at City. wouldn't it be nice if it happened again with Sanchez just in our favor this time.




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24 Aug 2017 00:45:36
I would assume his tenancy was up. His future is not 100% certain but it may just be temporary. Probably nothing to read into too much unless an Ed can confirm otherwise.




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13 Aug 2017 10:59:59
What you forget DSG is that in his first season he was playing as a number 9 not a winger.




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24 Jul 2017 08:08:09
Ed002 comments on the Barcelona Page - Interest is there in Neymar from PSG but it is unlikely that he will be sold this summer. If he were to become available it is likely Chelsea would renew their interest and that Real Madrid and, potentially, Manchester United could look to him.




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23 Jul 2017 20:26:13
I don't see why not, we haven't had an iconic number 7 since Ronaldo and Neymar fits the bill. If Neymar was made available I wouldn't hesitate taking him off the Catalans.





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08 Jan 2018 00:59:31
Would rather keep Mata if Oscar was the best we were looking at.




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25 Jul 2017 20:53:56
Memphis apparantly didn't have the right attitude off the pitch and didn't back it up on the pitch.

Schneiderlin I do believe was a loss and wasn't given enough chances but we only see what happens on the pitch and not in training. I believe Schneiderlin is playing more box to box for Everton which we have Herrera for.




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20 Jul 2017 20:58:04
Not devastated if it is dead. We have more than capable winger in Martial with a bit of molding and time adapting to the role. Give him regular game time and he will become more consistent. Watched him play with Lukaku and Mikhi so far this preseason and the 3 combined look dangerous going forward.




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03 Mar 2017 18:19:59
Thanks for the reply and insight Ed025! I think you're right, I couldn't see him going anywhere but Chelsea/ Abroad.


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06 Jan 2017 10:03:19
Lindelof will be signed this window, there is a sell on clause from his old club that has been causing delays.

I do not think we will be signing Fonte.