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Where from: Mumbai, India

Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: 2008 Champions League final


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29 Jun 2016 13:18:08
Ed, any truth in the Varane rumours? Do you see it happening?

{Ed004's Note - I don't see it happening but he would be a good signing}



05 Jan 2016 15:40:59
Ed any news on Januzaj?

Are we planning to bring him back?

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of mate.}

1.) 06 Jan 2016 07:58:22
Unfortunately Adnan is not what we want at the moment, he had his chance and didn't do much for me except one good game against Sunderland under Moyes. We need a fast paced right winger and a strker at the very least.

2.) 06 Jan 2016 22:28:41
Reports suggest we are in advanced negotiations to cut short his loan. SSports.

3.) 06 Jan 2016 20:00:18
According to some of the rags, utd have recalled him due to lack of playing time.

4.) 07 Jan 2016 13:43:29
Hes back.



13 Dec 2015 03:39:51
Ed do you know if the board is at least mulling over the option of sacking LvG?

Have there been any murmurs about that?

{Ed001's Note - while the stadium is full and the team are in top four contention, they are almost certain to keep him. The options are considered on a game by game basis, so, even though they have not been considering sacking him up until the weekend, that could easily change at the drop of a hat. If results do not improve quickly, then he will be in trouble, as they will not wait long before acting. The thing he has going for him is that he is simply there to rip it down and build a foundation, they expected a tough time of things.}

1.) 13 Dec 2015 04:47:23
So it means OT faithfuls have to create a protest and leave stadium empty?
Or say make a 10mins late entry to express there concerns openly.
This joke is as harsh as Moyes era.

{Ed001's Note - it is the only thing institutional investors truly understand, as the internet is full of people posting up insults regarding the team, win, lose or draw. Until they are hit in the pocket, they find it very difficult to know for sure whether it is really the fans turning or just a vocal minority. When the most loyal stop going to the games, then you know you have to have a change of some kind. They stuck with LvG when senior figures within the club expressed concerns, they have stuck with him and moved on players that are not working well with him. But their patience is not infinite and he is pushing it now.}

2.) 13 Dec 2015 06:02:55
i agree with u about people on internet moaning win draw or lose, but fans have been vocal with their chants during the game not to mention that even moyes did not get booed off even in feb while it was happening to lvg in nov.
Also the board needs to understand sacking him now, will give the new manager not only a chance to improve our squad come jan but also that sacking him now and getting some one like ancelloti will give us a genuine chance at winning the league this season, which will never happen under lvg.

{Ed001's Note - I am not disagreeing with you, personally I thought he was a mistake before he arrived and everything that has happened has made me more sure of that. The thing is, none of us are making the decision, so ours is just an opinion.}

3.) 13 Dec 2015 06:09:36
ED01 if it was in your hands what would you do now?

{Ed001's Note - sack him, before he completely destroys team spirit.}

4.) 13 Dec 2015 07:10:04
fair enough ed, we can only give our opinion, right now watching utd is like watching one of those psycho killer movies, those guys on screen can't listen to you, but if they did they would have survived.
By the way ed what do you think has pissed most fans so much about lvg, i mean we still are top 4, football and results are similar level as moyes's was, subs still don't make much sense, i remember that plane that flew before the game and most fans including me were appalled, if today some one tells me or other fans they are going to do the same thing, i would ask how much do i contribute and same would many.

{Ed001's Note - Moyes was following Fergie, no one expected him to do much, we all knew it was the impossible job for him, but LVG was appointed as a 'world class' coach who was expected to return United to the top. Instead he has reveled in mediocrity and his arrogant pronouncements about how it is everyone else that is wrong and he is right are tiresome. If there were signs of progress, people would put up with the dire football, but there are no signs of the team getting any better. Instead we have him spending huge sums to make the squad weaker, while telling everyone that it is not his fault but the fans' fault for expecting the team to win.

You can get away with being an arrogant arse when you are winning, but the moment there is a dip, people are on your back. It doesn't help that it is clear that players are just not playing for him, not one looks better for having worked with him. In fact most are instantly improving just by leaving the club.

He himself said it would take 3 months to get the team playing the way he wants, but it is nearly 18 months later and still they seem lost. What said it all to me is that he is complaining about injuries and using that as an excuse when you only had two more first team players injured than Bournemouth. The problem is not injuries, it is that he has decimated the squad, leaving it so weak it is unreal.}

5.) 13 Dec 2015 07:30:41
thanks ed, i remember the liverpool game under moyes and in the stadium or internet forums there was a feeling of helplessness now there is anger rather than helplessness just couldn't pinpoint why. Also u have to say lvg has been lucky, moyes's first season he had liverpool and everton added to the usual suspects for a top 4 fight, while for lvg both of them dropped off alarmingly, and now any team can't even string together 3-4 match winning streak. let alone the sort of run chelsea or liverpool went on last season or season before.

6.) 13 Dec 2015 08:16:50
Hey ed, i remember yourself or ed2 saying that "it will end in tears" or something along those lines when lvg was appointed. Sounds crazy, but how did you know that it was gona happen? i'm a liverpool fan, but admittedly i don't like seeing certain things happening to clubs even if they are our fiercest rivals. I can sort of sympaphise because we went thru the samw with rodgers.

{Ed001's Note - because I know how he manages, and it was always going to end in tears because of that. He is arrogant to the point of delusion and every job he has had ended in him being fired after falling out with 99% of the people at the club.}

7.) 13 Dec 2015 11:54:42
Well yesterday performance was truly disappointing, if Spurs win today and United drop to 5th could it give the board a excuse to sack him now?

I think the main objective for us is challenge for the Premier League and to make the Champions League, making the Champions League is a must and failing will legit set us back a few years, I would like to see more youth given a chance now to legit make a claim for a first team squad, play them in the FA Cup, Europa League etc. The issue I have with LVG isn't the poor results it's the style or lack of it we are playing, no disrespect to Bournemouth but the team we put out yesterday should of easily won and played better infact any one of us would of got United playing better than that, we are playing bland football which is a sin for United, I rather we play the attacking style and risk exposing our lack of experience (and to a certain point to see what the kids are made off) than play the get the ball to Felliani nonsense, I believe that he lost the team and certain players are not playing to the best of their abilities for him, I think the players need to take matters into their own hands and ignore orders from LVG in certain situations (if anyone has read Diego Torres Mourninho book about the time he was managing Madrid they will understand my last comment)

8.) 13 Dec 2015 13:58:20
Ed if he did get sacked around now, would it be giggs most likely till the end of the season cheers.

{Ed001's Note - I would suggest Ancelotti would be the most likely option, if Giggs was seen as ready, LvG would have been gone already.}

9.) 13 Dec 2015 23:08:49
Wow cheers ed does this mean your opinion is Carlo temp giggs future?

{Ed001's Note - I was thinking more Ancelotti until someone proves themself to be ready, though I would be surprised if that was Giggs. Personally do not think he has it in him to be a manager, but only time will tell on that.}

10.) 14 Dec 2015 08:14:07
I think if the board are planning For Guardiola then you stick with LVG for at least this season. If they are Not and Are considering Ancelotti then there is no time like the present before it gets, worse.
The players would enjoy playing under him, we would enjoy his style and he is popular and would attract players to the club.

11.) 14 Dec 2015 13:21:07
I agree ed doubt he will ever be a top manager, top players never really do hit it off as managers.

12.) 14 Dec 2015 13:21:07
I agree ed doubt he will ever be a top manager, top players never really do hit it off as managers.



09 Nov 2015 18:48:50
So we are being linked to Ayoze Perez and Ibrahimovic.

We do cast a very wide net.

1.) 10 Nov 2015 00:14:33
Perez for Valdes - I could live with that.



10 Sep 2015 14:57:55
Well I think LvG answered the question about who our next manager will be.

There is no way he would say that about Giggs in a press conference if that's not the feeling that resonates among the club hierarchy.

1.) 10 Sep 2015 19:05:44
Then it would be another disaster waiting to happen. Managers should manage the team and executives should appoint new managers, after all look what happened last time!




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21 Jul 2016 03:41:08
Ed do you find it surprising that we haven't signed any players managed by Jorge Mendes?

I realize the possibility of us not being interested but it is a bit surprising that we have almost exclusively dealt with Mino Raiola when all of us thought that when Mourinho signed we will see Mendes and Mourinho bring in few of Mendes' clients.

{Ed004's Note - the transfer window isn't even close to being over yet though}

1.) 21 Jul 2016 09:11:53
Ive read some rumours that united are using mendes as a go between with raiola, sort of negotiating on their behalf with mendes getting some commission on these deals we've secured.

Dont know how true these are but it wouldn't be the first time united have used intermediaries to make transfers happen.

2.) 21 Jul 2016 10:22:56
I read that earlier this week, I thought it was odd but then again I don't know if its common practise.

3.) 21 Jul 2016 10:46:01
We used to do the same with pini zahavi too.

4.) 21 Jul 2016 12:32:09
Don't believe half you read, then halve it, quarter it and throw away the rest of it. Speculation is great facts, when they arrive are better. I am patient enough to trust Mourhino and wait.



18 Jul 2016 14:23:57
Ed, just speculation here but do you see any possible connection between our Adidas kit launch on 23rd July and the fact that Pogba is also affiliated with Adidas.

Do you think Adidas would want Pogba to be announced before that? I reckon they'd just want their kit to take all the attention on 23rd so probably they'd like to associate a marketable face before the kit is launched?

As I said this is just my wishful thinking more than anything.

{Ed007's Note - No.}

1.) 18 Jul 2016 15:31:34
I think the saga is developing a little bit how many thought it would if reports today are to be believed - Madrid saying hold on let us shift a few players to raise the money.

Pogbas prefered destination is Madrid apparently as they keep telling us so I think Mystic meg is not needed for this one.

Matuidi and Sissoko in ( read that JM is a fan. not convinced myself) 40 million saved. good enough to finish top 2 then in the PL but won't be good enough for CL next year.

2.) 18 Jul 2016 18:35:12
Let's help them out then and get Kroos in.

3.) 19 Jul 2016 07:40:27
If Pogba goes to Madrid, then Matuidi and Kroos anyone?



15 Jul 2016 21:44:26
Eds/ Guys, with all these top managers in PL and the willingness of clubs to pay insane amount of money for players do you see English clubs breaking the spanish dominance over the Champions League and Europa League?

{Ed041's Note - Got to start buying sensible first I'd say mate. English clubs has always had money, its the lack of competence that's hindered them.

1.) 15 Jul 2016 22:19:02
Hi MB - I think it should if all is fair in love and war, BUT La Liga isn't a very competitive league, Madrid/ s Barcelona only have 6-10 tricky games a season. The PL it's probably 6-10 easy games a season. Arguments could be made for the French, German and Italian leagues being much less competitive as well, so their European teams have big advantages.

So match preparation, fatigue, playing through injuries etc all become key factors. It's a handicap for the PL clubs, but without that competitive domestic league it would have less revenue so arguably would make the debate moot.

No doubt the PL clubs in Europe have been very poor of late, a lot of turnover of players and managers doesn't help, with elite clubs in Europe being able to lure great players as well. Even with the handicap I fully expect the PL to do much better now, but Qtr finals on it's a lottery anyway imo.

2.) 15 Jul 2016 22:21:09
Ed has hit the nail on the head .
We (epl) need to get smarter .

3.) 15 Jul 2016 22:33:56
How many tricky games would barce have in the epl .
Could you see stoke getting the ball of them (when city united and co can't ) even if it was a cold night .

4.) 15 Jul 2016 22:38:44
Refereeing is different here though jred. Barcelona wouldn't have the same protection the get in la liga.

5.) 15 Jul 2016 22:40:08
If Celtic can beat Barcelona stoke would slaughter them at the Britannia. The wind would keep knocking Neymar over so they'd be playing vs 10 anyway.

6.) 16 Jul 2016 00:25:21
Barca would most likely have to play a different style if they were in the pl. Mainly due to the physical side of the pl and competetivness of the league when on any given day any team can beat another. Personally think they would get top 4 but would not have it as easy as they do.

7.) 16 Jul 2016 04:18:57
Did Celtics beat Barca? Oh, I hadn't heard.

8.) 16 Jul 2016 05:58:44
liverpool should have won it last season, thankfully they messed up the second half in the final. i think if we take europa seriously we can win it this season, cl will be a difficult ask this season for english clubs, but next season could be a realistic chance of having an epl team win it since chelsea, as pep will have a team more to his liking and well versed in the style of play he would like to implement, same with conte, and we will also be in the mix, not to mention ronaldo is on wane and there is a good chance that one or even two of the msn will not be at barca.

9.) 16 Jul 2016 12:40:50
If Barcelona played in PL, they'll win it by minimum of 10 points. They can transform their game to whatever the conditions and whoever the opposition.

10.) 16 Jul 2016 17:56:42
Barca will win the Pl with quite ease even with the occasional hick ups.



11 Feb 2016 02:58:56
Ed generally while appointing a manager is there any feedback taken about the manager from the players?

I mean whether they'd be ok playing for him?

{Ed001's Note - not usually no.}



02 Feb 2016 09:50:39
Ed do you find it believable that United did not approach Pep?

Given the position us and Chelsea are in I cannot believe that we did not try to sign Pep as the manager.

{Ed001's Note - you have a manager, and it was well known he had agreed in principle to take over at City a long time ago.}




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13 Dec 2015 06:09:36
ED01 if it was in your hands what would you do now?

{Ed001's Note - sack him, before he completely destroys team spirit.}



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07 Nov 2015 14:43:19
Eric I think he is more in the Lampard mould in terms of a goal scoring midfielder. And that's a big compliment too.

Hopefully he kicks on now.



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20 Sep 2015 12:36:50
Aj21, he picked up all of their POTY awards last season.

Also, I do not think we need to sign an LB. We just need to sign a good CB and then let Rojo/Blind cover both LB and LCB until Shaw is back.



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01 Sep 2015 17:30:50
Superb freekick taker, probably the best in world right now. But do we need him?



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24 Jul 2015 15:41:36
I didn't Raiola visited this page.


If you are reading we would like to know all the truth about the Pogba transfer.




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01 Mar 2016 22:31:21
FZZ he could have chosen to keep the Nanis, Cleverleys, Rafaels etc of the world and they would be playing instead of the youngsters.

So he has indeed brought the youngsters closer to the 1st team. Credit where its due man.



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31 Jan 2016 13:35:06
Thanks Ed01 that was a reassuring answer.

Hopefully our performances on the pitch also become a bit reassuring :P.

{Ed001's Note - you are welcome mate.}



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31 Jan 2016 13:30:14
Thanks for the reply Ed01.

According to the Forbes list United are valued above $3bn and if the Glazers sell in a 1 or 1.5 years I don't think the cost would fall more than 200-300 million (correct me if I am wrong) . If we have to challenge we need another 100-150million of investment in the summer at least.

{Ed001's Note - exactly and they are happy to invest, as they showed in the summer.}



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17 Jan 2016 07:56:39
Under LvG I think our results against the big sides have been pretty good bar that 3-0 against Arsenal.

If Fellaini plays then Liverpool's small and quick players will draw fouls easily from him. But they themselves are vulnerable at the back and they don't have a keeper like DDG so I expect Martial and Rooney to beat them.



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05 Jan 2016 15:39:30
Zidane being the manager changes everything I think.