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06 Oct 2017 09:19:13
Any truth in Utd looking at Jack Harrison. Is this just paper talk?

Mad Hatter



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


Mad Hatter

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

1.) 01 Aug 2017 10:55:05

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?


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.




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21 Oct 2017 16:10:55
When you play negative football it comes back to haunt you. Hopefully we can pull a win out a hat.

Mad Hatter

1.) 21 Oct 2017 16:21:13
Back to the LVG era this, no movement no pace no idea, we've been poor for a few games now.

2.) 21 Oct 2017 17:16:41
first 45 minutes we never made more than 3 successive passes when not in our own half. You won't win games like that. The international break has really affected us, we were doing well up til then.

Jones history tells you he will be out for a few weeks . of course I don't know that for sure but I bet i'm not wrong and with Smalling not convincing and Lindelof looking like he has won a competition to play in the PL I can see us dropping more points again soon.

Slow, dull play with no invention. Hope its a blip.

3.) 21 Oct 2017 17:23:15
Exactly, now Liverpool have the confidence and we are struggling. Negative football.



17 Oct 2017 10:48:41
Mhkitaryan is abit hit and miss in my opinion. He does score goals and provide assists but his form varies from game to game. Inevitably he goes missing. The Liverpool game for example where Mhkitaryan was pretty much invisible. When he's good he's good but when he's bad he's bad. There's no happy medium.
The Liverpool game is perhaps a difficult game to judge him on due to Mourinho's negative tactics.

Mad Hatter

1.) 17 Oct 2017 13:52:15
Miki is an attacking player. if we play to attack he is great but like many against Liverpool we were restricted because we played so defensive.

If we would have pushed up a little more and squeezed the wingers we may have had a more entertaining game.

But a point away is not so bad. We will need to improve if we plan to go to Chelsea and play like this.

2.) 17 Oct 2017 15:41:17
Bolger - Exactly and the most pointless thing of all is although it ended 0.0, Liverpool had good chances to score. So shutting up shop only worked because Liverpool were toothless, not because our negative game-plan was full proof.

3.) 17 Oct 2017 16:26:02
Sydney that's a bit harsh. Liverpool really only had one genuine chance and that too came off a poor pass from one of our players.

4.) 17 Oct 2017 16:48:49
Not really Shan, they got into good positions a few times but couldn't find a player. Couple times ball whizzed along the six yard box. Emre Can had a good chance. Then there were a couple headers which they really should have done better with. Salah chance, Matip chance.

It's us that had one chance mate.

5.) 17 Oct 2017 17:21:41
Was southampton performance from mkhi also down to mourinho's tactics, i hope he gets dropped atleast for the big away games, he can't keep the ball with any regularity, when he is not assisting or scoring he is giving the ball away that's how inconsistent he is, his stats paper over a lot of the rubbish performances he has put in this season, i don't think we can say he has played really well for 90 mins in any game yet he has more assists than most of our players in whole of last season, but when there is no end product like against southampton or liverpool you can see how much of a liability he is on the pitch.

6.) 17 Oct 2017 17:28:50
Micky has been quite underwhelming for me this season, his assist stats don't really tell the fully story of how he's played.

He gives the ball away too much and his obsession with nutmegging players can be quite frustrating.

Hopefully we can get mata back in the team and both of them can link up as that's normally when we play our best stuff.

7.) 17 Oct 2017 17:45:25
Dsg your right. Miki plays much better when pgba and mata are tgere to play with him they are mire on his wavelength.
That said i said before the game last week that miki has never shone in a 100mph game. In fact most his best displays have come in european games.
He still has a lot to prove imo. Would mata do better as the 10? Personally i think mata would do at least as well and probably be more consistent in the ten position as miki does.

8.) 17 Oct 2017 17:47:02
Definitely needs competition in that position, I think if Perisic came in like Jose wanted, then Mata and Miki would be fighting it out for that position.

9.) 17 Oct 2017 19:22:53
Is Mkhitaryan the new Nani? Fantastic on his day, but lacks consistency.

10.) 17 Oct 2017 19:28:16
Maybe, Nani did turn up in some big games though. He too had many assists. I think like Kagawa Mikhitaryan suits certain games to others. He's a very good player, but not consistent enough to be that level above as yet. We'll see.

11.) 17 Oct 2017 20:46:35
Maybe Miki is the new fellaini .
People seem to need have someone to blame if we don't win every game.

12.) 17 Oct 2017 23:02:56
Im certainly not blaming him for us not winning on sat. I'm saying that he is a little inconsistent. He has played really well in big European games and some league games but he had not gout to grips yet and had not performed well in the really high tempo 100mph games. He just hasn't found his rhythm in those matches. I'd look to him for more goals also.
On his day he is great but on an off day he can look veey average.
What i do really admire about him is that he always wants the ball and is always looking forward trying to make something happen.
He links well with mata and pogba and their movement give him targets and create space for him.
On saturday he had no targets and no movement ahead of him even the great Messi wiuld struggle with nine team mates behind him for 90 mins.
Id rather see miki and mata rotate at 10 and play martial left and rash on the right in our current preferred shape. Jessie can rotate either side.
I think both have won the right to start.



14 Oct 2017 13:28:24
I don't particularly like to post at half time as it usually comes back to bite me, Lukaku is isolated up front and Young just isn't doing enough on the RW.
We're strughling to keep the ball and often give it away far too easily. I'm hoping to see Mata and Rashford sooner rather than later.

Mad Hatter



23 Sep 2017 13:09:38
Since Mourinho became our manager, Fellaini has been playing his best football. I must admit I couldn't wait to get rid of him.
However he's proved very useful and at times very influential, which has been abit surprising. It's just goes to show you that the right manager can get the the best out of their players.

Mad Hatter

1.) 23 Sep 2017 21:32:51
Fellaini is my hero. Totally changed looks a world beater some games and now always looks to attack. #Joseeffect 😆😆.



31 Aug 2017 12:05:30
I think we're done and dusted in the transfer window. Prove me wrong Jose.

Mad Hatter

1.) 31 Aug 2017 12:32:16
Why do you really want a new player? Don't get me wrong I'd like Sanchez but I'm more than happy with the squad we've got I think it's great that we really don't need to scramble round trying to get a deal over the line and we can sit back, relax and watch everyone else panic.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 14:01:02
At this late in the day it would need to be top quality like a Sanchez or Bale but there are no murmurings at all.
I think Mourinho wanted his players early and the early season form has convinced we don't need to over stretch.
Money saved to add the 3/ 4 extra he may want. Next year with Griezman and replacement RB. With hopefully Shaw improving at LB.
Quality over quantity and for me thus window shows Mourinho is planning for the long term stay otherwise we would be going for anybody.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 14:48:06
Mad hatter. Unfortunately I think our business is done. Underwhelming window after the excellent signings of lukaku and matic.
A left back and winger would have put us to another level. But lukaku has replaced zlatan for now. While matic has replaced Carrick. Still no left back, left winger or any attacker of world class quality.
Top4 for me.

4.) 31 Aug 2017 15:01:53

I completely agree with you. Hopefully Perreira will step up and be like a new signing. Time will tell.

5.) 31 Aug 2017 15:27:18
I don't see how our window has been underwhelming. If we'd signed nobody and the brought in Matic, Lukaku and Lindelof on the last day we'd prob all be quite excited by it all. It's just we had the good sense to do it early.




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29 Aug 2017 12:56:07
I'd rather have Sanchez than Bale. I think Arsenal would rather sell to us than City. Maybe offer then £60-£70. Great player.

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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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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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19 Oct 2017 13:21:30
Haha ED001 Xmas has come early for ED007. Imagine if Celtic had won last night. He might have reached enlightenment.

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - he would have done that with just a draw mate.}



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19 Oct 2017 09:31:21
Good post ED001. Thought you might have mentioned Roy Keane ;) .

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - ah now you have done it, when Ed007 reads this he will need an hour off to recover and change his underwear. The mere mention of the names Roy and Keane together in a sentence is enough to overexcite him.}



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19 Oct 2017 00:01:11
A rest? It’s only October. A kick up the backside is needed.

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16 Oct 2017 11:08:32

I just as disappointed with how we played. It was Liverpool team that have been very poor defensively with chuckles the clown in between the sticks. You can understand if the first 10-15 minutes were steady to get our feet into the game. It was embrassing. We made Liverpool look good. I could have understood if we had gone to the Etihad and played against City and tried to stop them playing their football. With Liverpool we didn’t even do that.

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14 Oct 2017 20:34:49
I maybe mistaken but we played like a time fighting to stay up. Yeah a point at Anfield isn’t too bad, but if we had actually played our we normally play, I think the result would have been different. Even LVG made sure the Liverpool games were entertaining.

Mad Hatter

{Ed025's Note - it was awful to watch mad hatter..