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01 Aug 2017 10:35:51
ED002 do you know if Utd are in talks with PSG over a move for Aurier?

Thanks.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - I have explained there is interest.}


1.) 01 Aug 2017 10:55:05
Cheers.


2.) 01 Aug 2017 11:41:22
Ed2 would his previous visa problems still be an issue for any potential transfer.

{Ed002's Note - RTFP.}


3.) 01 Aug 2017 12:21:05
Just a heads up but ed002 has covered this on the European page.


4.) 01 Aug 2017 12:11:51
Swear i've seen this been asked like 5 times now :D.


5.) 01 Aug 2017 16:05:12
I tried on the European pages but found stuff from a couple of years ago.

{Ed004's Note - He is now Manutd first choice option after missing out on Semedo}


6.) 01 Aug 2017 17:18:31
It's on European page about 3/ 4 posts down.


7.) 01 Aug 2017 20:32:10
Cheers ED004. Discount Dave think I need a trip to spec savers lol.


8.) 02 Aug 2017 19:48:53
The full back I'd have liked was Mateo De Sciglio. I think Juve got a bargain there at 12 mill.


 

 

21 Jul 2017 19:50:00
ED002 are Man Utd looking at any buying another forward? .
Before hand you said Lukaku and Morata and Greizman were options. Lukaku has been signed, Morata will move to Chelsea and for now, Griezmann will stay at Athletico. Do you feel Mourinho will be happy with his attacking options for the forthcoming season?

Cheers.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - He may take the option of signing ZI again.}


1.) 21 Jul 2017 21:19:59
I think with the available options I say why not. i mean he saved our season, is a massive influence (in a positive way) on our team and can change a game in a heartbeat.


2.) 22 Jul 2017 00:24:58
Cheers ED002.


3.) 22 Jul 2017 11:57:37
I will be pissed if mourinho resigns ibra, we need to move forward and not backwards.

{Ed002's Note - I would agree.}


4.) 22 Jul 2017 12:29:12
Go for neymar if he really wants to leave Barca.


5.) 22 Jul 2017 12:44:28
Where would ibra fit in? Build for the future imo.

{Ed004's Note - I would wait for Griezmann in January and activate his clause tbh forget Perisic and address right back, maybe left back and the defensive midfield position}


6.) 22 Jul 2017 13:51:55
I think Ibra would only be signed if we had an injury crisis, maybe Jose is keeping his options open.


7.) 22 Jul 2017 16:03:51
In my opinion signing Zlatan short term won't be such a bad thing. We have too many games in the season to play with only Lukaku. This saves us the 50m odd which we would have to shell out to buy a decent striking option. Zlatan still has that effect in the dressing room. We would almost certainly go for Griezmann in the summer if not January.

Now before anyone points out Rashford and Martial, my opinion on them is same and hasn't changed yet. They aren't ready to lead the line for United just yet. Big games needs big players and they don't come any bigger than Zlatan.


8.) 22 Jul 2017 15:52:06
004, isn't it the case that AG's clause can only be activated by Spanish or Portuguese clubs?

{Ed004's Note - I'm not 100% sure but think we can activate them}


9.) 22 Jul 2017 16:15:10
Will Zlatan expect to be a first team player?
If Rashford, Martial and Lukaku etc are working really well together, where would he fit in?
It's all ifs and buts. His wages would be a lot as well.

{Ed004's Note - With Zlatans ego I'm sure he will want to be a starter. Hopefully, Rashford (right side), Lukaku and Martial form a really solid front 3 and we don't have to resort to signing Zlatan}


10.) 22 Jul 2017 18:41:37
Rashford and Martial aren't ready to lead the line if Lukaku spends any significant time out. If we don't sign Ibra we will end up signing another striker, who will be younger and block Rashford for years to come.

Ibra will give us cover without blocking Rashford for years.


11.) 22 Jul 2017 22:12:45
Martial and Rashford will only be ready if they give are given chances to rotate with Lukaku. I'm happy with our striker options with those 3, more concerned with a lack of quality wide players and a fit left back.


12.) 23 Jul 2017 01:50:00
I don't think martial will be a united player this time next year. I hope I'm wrong i would like to see him fulfil his potential here but i don't see him and Jose being along.


13.) 23 Jul 2017 12:01:19
I think you're right Ken. Jose doesn't have it in him to take Martial to the next level. He will probably just sign a player at his peak from another team.


14.) 23 Jul 2017 12:32:50
I don't think it falls with jose MAZE but i'm not surprised that u leave martials shortfalls at jose's feet.


15.) 23 Jul 2017 13:59:48
Not sure ken exactly said that maze. Maybe he can elaborate.


16.) 23 Jul 2017 14:39:22
Angel jose and martial are polar opposites same with shaw. Jose by his own admission finds it very difficult to manage this type of personality.
I think martial can be a good player but imo he is in the right place at the wring time.
He is probsbly going to be 3rd choice for his favoured 2 positions this season. So imo it does not bode well for him i'd rather invest what we couls sell him for elsewhere. I always said the same about adnan januzai i'm not conviced by martial and i think he massively over achieved in his 1st season at OT.


17.) 23 Jul 2017 15:36:54
It's possible Ken. It really is truly down to martial.

The reason adnan failed was because of his attitude not because of his talent.

I still believe there is something more to martial than adnan. That is only a hope as I believe he has shown his ability to work harder.

I still hope he kicks on. one things for sure. We will know come next season what type of person he is. The talent is there.


18.) 23 Jul 2017 16:32:23
I agree angel that he appears to have more about him than adnan i just don't think jose and martial are a good fit.


19.) 24 Jul 2017 17:18:14
I think Martial is one of the most talented and exciting forward players around . It would be a crying shame if he ends up elsewhere .
It might be a help if Jose stopped constantly singling him out in public . Of course if Jose had bought him for big money I'm sure his treatment would be different.


20.) 27 Jul 2017 08:20:32
Love to see use play 442 with lukaku and ZI up top with proper wingers and pogba and herrera holding . Be class against some one like Brighton at home to try out . Obv wouldn't play it in big games.


 

 

13 Jun 2017 14:05:43
Apparently we have ended interest in Fabinho and have decided to focus on Matic. Hopefully this isn't true.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Jun 2017 14:27:09
Would take Matic any day of the week: has been immense in the past; I even think he was nicknamed " Spider" for appearing to have extra legs, indicative of being a combative ball-winner.


2.) 13 Jun 2017 14:30:02
If this is true, hats off Ed002, you mentioned this on your Sharkopod. Either that or someone heard the Sharkopod and ripped Matic off there. But, Matic could easily be the surprise Jose mentioned.


3.) 13 Jun 2017 14:35:38
I don't know enough about Fabinho to judge him but I do think Matic would improve us. he fits the tall and strong physique typically associated with a Jose player.


4.) 13 Jun 2017 14:56:53
I'd like to see Dier in the roll personally.


5.) 13 Jun 2017 15:01:30
Matic is a very good defensive mid, and is proven in the EPL. Haven't seen a huge amount of Fabinho, but I trust Ed001 when he says that Fab is a lazy bugger who takes an age to back into position after getting forward.


6.) 13 Jun 2017 15:02:28
We wanted Matic last summer but Chelsea wouldn't sell. Can't see that changing.


7.) 13 Jun 2017 15:17:33
On white or whole wheat Rewz?


8.) 13 Jun 2017 15:42:13
If they are going for Bakayoko and Verratti I can see them letting Matic go.


9.) 13 Jun 2017 16:22:41
For what's it worth I'd like to see us sign a ball playing midfielder or deep lying play maker. Somebody who can dictate the play, get on the ball and play incisive forward passes from deep positions into midfield and the front men. An intelligent player to sit in front of the back four, always be available for the ball, link the play, keep possession but is able to play forward incisive balls rather than playing sideways all the time, be the quarterback of our team so to speak. I think that's the type of midfielder we should be targeting. We've already got a combative ball winning midfielder in Herrera. He needs to be released forward to press and win the ball higher up the pitch and we need somebody that can feed Pogba the ball further forward where he can be more creative. Just my opinion and the way I see things and I'm not sure Matic fits the bill?


10.) 13 Jun 2017 16:25:54
Matic looked a beast when he first returned to Chelsea but he went well off the boil 2 season ago and he was fairly quiet last season. Now he's linked with us he's world class 😂

No doubt he'd improve our midfield but would he improve it enough to challenge for the PL?


11.) 13 Jun 2017 16:26:37
Danny, I think white as it's more calorific and would add more energy to the midfield.


12.) 13 Jun 2017 16:44:34
Likely its ripped off from the sharkopod.
Also doubt very much if we'd sign matic.


13.) 13 Jun 2017 18:29:45
Absolute joke if we sign Matic and Chelsea sign Bakayoko/ Verratti.

Reminds me of us taking Schweiny whilst Bayern sign Vidal.

If this happens we are a shambles. We need to be signing the best, not rejects. Matic is a good player, but Chelsea would improve more than we will by this deal. We need to be closing the gap, not widening it.


14.) 13 Jun 2017 18:53:27
We're linked to a player who's won 2 PL titles in the past 3 seasons and he's labelled a Chelsea cast off.
Chelsea are linked with Bakayoko who's had 1 decent season and people are getting there knickers in a twist.
How about looking at from a different angle, that we would be poaching a very good player from a rival.
I personally would love to see us sign Fabinho but again, he's only had one decent season in France as a DM.
I definitely wouldn't turn my nose up at signing Matic.


15.) 13 Jun 2017 19:07:04
I really hope we are in for Toni Kroos as Ed002 has alluded to.


16.) 13 Jun 2017 19:21:04
Matic is a very good player. An expert in his role. A players player. Does his job and allows others to theirs.
Fabhino was my no1 target. A tecnically gifted player and a superb right back too. Like griezman i'd be disappointed if we don't sign fabhino but matic is a very good option to fulfil that role.
Im still seeing reports of a fabhino deal agreed but he is on holiday so 99.9% of what we read is BS.
Beast i like bakayoko too but think fabhino just shades it for me.
Veratti if allowed to leave will go to Barcelona i'd imagine he doesn't fancy england and if he ever came to england i don't see him living anywhere except London. He is my fav player in many ways. Chelsea are not over flush with cash and won't pay 80m for veratti.
As far as pure dm position goes matic is currently better more experienced and epl proven but he has probably hit his ceiling and i believe fabhino will reach greater heights within a couple of seasons that's why i would sign fabhino.


17.) 13 Jun 2017 19:44:00
if matic is so good why is chelsea making him available? Agree with beast we need better than our opposition to progress not worse.

{Ed002's Note - THey are looking to buy someone they consider an improvement.}


18.) 13 Jun 2017 20:49:50
I'm not sure how finishing a country mile behind Chelsea then buying a player off them who they think can be improved upon helps us close the gap . I'd go for kroos I know he's not a dier or matic type but he's so much better than them. A midfield playmaker in the scholes of later years . A midfield 3 of kroos pogba and Herrera as good as any if coached well.


19.) 13 Jun 2017 21:04:39
I think we need a specialist defensive midfielder who can break up attacks then distribute to the more attack-minded players. It would obviously be a bonus if they are good on the ball and have an eye for a pass but Pogba and Herrera are better employed further upfield, plus fullbacks and wider players.

We know JM likes this kind of player (Makele, Matic etc) so while a Kroos would be a great signing, is he the specialist that the team needs? My ideal signing would be Javi Martinez.


20.) 13 Jun 2017 23:32:48
I think Martinez would be a great signing Wallace.


21.) 14 Jun 2017 10:04:19
Thanks Danny, great minds. 😉.


 

 

06 Jun 2017 17:44:33
Now we're linked with a £49 million bid for Sanchez.
Personally I can't see Arsenal selling him us or any other EPL club unless they receive a silly other. I think he may well end up at Bayern if he leaves.

Mad Hatter

1.) 06 Jun 2017 20:36:34
Smalling plus cash?

{Ed025's Note - if you want sanchez it will be £80m porche, if its sanchez and you give them smalling..its £85m.. :)


2.) 06 Jun 2017 21:21:52
😂 ed.


3.) 06 Jun 2017 22:38:53
Sanchez is in his last contract year with Arsenal which puts the power firmly in the hands of the player. The club will want to avoid the risk of losing him for nothing at the end of next season. Will he accept the reported £300k a week to stay where he is and play Europa League football? Given, no doubt, there are other suitors, is there any chance he will want to play in Manchester? Does he like Mourinho? I can see him leaving the Gunners for maybe £400k per week wages but a transfer fee closer to £50m than £80m.


 

 

03 Apr 2017 15:16:38
Any truth in Karanka joining Mourinho's backtoom staff?
I would have thought he would have seen that as a step back, casting doubts on his own abilities as a manager if he joined the club.

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17 Aug 2017 10:12:21
Now we're being linked with AOC. Taken longer than I thought. He's a very good player when fully fit but that's his problem, his fitness issues have plagued his career. There's an argument that he is still young but I for one have had enough of injury prone players over the past few seasons.
Maybe on a free next year with Sanchez ;)

Mad Hatter

1.) 17 Aug 2017 11:56:37
Hope not. Does nothing for me.


2.) 17 Aug 2017 12:11:51
Good player, slightly injury prone and English. Not sure if he is a significant improvement on what we have, but can see the positives.

Personally I don't think we should move for another attack minded player unless they are in or close to that "world class" bracket.

Bernardo Silva would have been an excellent option and my second choice only behind Greizmann.


3.) 17 Aug 2017 12:29:57
I agree Shappy, world class players are a must. Trying to buy one is the problem.


4.) 17 Aug 2017 12:54:06
Would anyone take Draxler?


5.) 17 Aug 2017 13:07:29
I hope not, he doesn't offer anything and plays one good game in 10. Perisic will be better than him.


 

 

13 Aug 2017 18:38:04
What a player Matic is, top performance from him today. My MOTM. Lukaku scored two goals but he dictated the game. Second half Mhkitaryan played much better. Best performance in a while. It's been quite some time since we pretty much controlled a whole game. Tougher games lay ahead but a great way to kick start the season off.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Aug 2017 18:51:34
And to think some people were saying matic? 40m for a 28 yr old! No way Jose. Tbh never realised he was so good with the ball at his feet.


 

 

13 Aug 2017 17:31:20
When did Martin Jim join the back room staff ;)

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12 Aug 2017 22:28:42
As it stands, I think Man City have the best squad this season. It's easier said than done. They had issues last season and it remains to be seen whether or not they are gone.
I think Utd need 2-3 more players to be complete. Mourinho needs to allow his players to play football and trust their attacking instincts. The RM game summed it up, don't sit back and encourage a team to attack and play football. Take the game to them. I would love it if we played two up top tomorrow against West Ham.

Mad Hatter

 

 

09 Aug 2017 10:48:57
It's embarrassing how Lindelof is already being written off. How many players have had a great pre season then go on and have a poor season. It's irrelevant. Pre season is about getting your fitness levels and sharpness upto scratch. New signings need time to gel and get to know their team mates, manager and his tactics.
Last night as the game went on, Lindelof grew into the game. There were some very neat interceptions. No rash tackling. Expectations and reality are two different things. Instead of having a pop at him, get behind him.
Smalling for me played as though he had just arrived at the club. His positional sense is very poor. He looks at the ball and not who is around him.
So we weren't great yesterday but we should have scored 2. Rashford is clearly frustrated on the wing. He looked as happy as Martial. The game cried out for Martial to be brought butbinstead Mourinho allowed him to keep the bench warm.
I just hope we play two up front as I think we will be playing to our strengths and not our weaknesses. We need two quality singers as well. Martial plays on the wing but for me is better up top.

Mad Hatter

1.) 09 Aug 2017 11:00:32
Not many quality singers around these days sadly.


2.) 09 Aug 2017 11:17:03
See what you did there Mort. btw RIP Glen Campbell what was that football song he used to sing, I know it began "I am a linesman at notts county " or something like that.


3.) 09 Aug 2017 11:25:30
My shower singing isn't too shabby, although I'm very biased.


4.) 09 Aug 2017 13:09:41
I am old enough to remember pallisters debut. Looked like a giraffe on ice skates and totally out of his depth. Didn't turn out to shabby in the end!


5.) 09 Aug 2017 15:03:15
Quality Burrenway Boy, still laughing.


 

 

 

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01 Aug 2017 20:32:10
Cheers ED004. Discount Dave think I need a trip to spec savers lol.

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01 Aug 2017 16:05:12
I tried on the European pages but found stuff from a couple of years ago.

Mad Hatter

{Ed004's Note - He is now Manutd first choice option after missing out on Semedo}


 

 

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Cheers.

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22 Jul 2017 16:15:10
Will Zlatan expect to be a first team player?
If Rashford, Martial and Lukaku etc are working really well together, where would he fit in?
It's all ifs and buts. His wages would be a lot as well.

Mad Hatter

{Ed004's Note - With Zlatans ego I'm sure he will want to be a starter. Hopefully, Rashford (right side), Lukaku and Martial form a really solid front 3 and we don't have to resort to signing Zlatan}


 

 

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22 Jul 2017 00:24:58
Cheers ED002.

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17 Aug 2017 14:07:48
Hhhhmmmm!

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17 Aug 2017 12:29:57
I agree Shappy, world class players are a must. Trying to buy one is the problem.

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16 Aug 2017 18:01:09
Rumour has it that he used to fight with Jones and Smalling over the physio beds.

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16 Aug 2017 13:25:07
Martial has never been given a run of games up top as our only forward. He's always on the wing. He played there once last season and scored on the counter attack. It's not really far to pass comment on him or Rashford as being up top of Lukaku got injured.
It's more a case of who we we play in the wings instead as both Rashford and Martial offer a lot of pace on the wings.

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13 Aug 2017 18:40:50
AJH I'm always cautious about posting mid game but I was calling it how I saw it.

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