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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?

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.


 

 

 

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06 Oct 2018 09:55:06
We sre only 5 points off 4th place.
We wre in a bad patch.
The players need to take responsibility and play as a team.
Its embarrassing to watch. The club, the manager and players need to do more.

Mad Hatter

1.) 06 Oct 2018 11:07:23
We've had an easy start to the season, and are still well off the pace. The team is imploding, and the manager and some of the players have a lot to answer for.


2.) 06 Oct 2018 11:42:14
Maybe the players would have listened to a club legend call out the board with such passion and realise what type of club they are at and show some themselves. Player power has got to stop!


 

 

03 Oct 2018 09:07:36
On a positive note, CBJ scored 2 goals for Scunny last night.

Mad Hatter

 

 

13 Aug 2018 20:19:45
Anyone seen G Nevilles comments about Mourinho. I completely agree with him.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Aug 2018 20:26:54
fully agreed, but the likes of GDS and ken will ignore this.


2.) 13 Aug 2018 21:06:43
I think neville talks a lot of sense rover.
I can see the short comings of the manager and our style of play.
I said last week exactly what neville and carrager said on sunday. They hired the manager knowing all the shortcomings that he has and knew his style.
He wanted a change of playing staff the club said no so he ether gets on with it and tries to get the most out of what he has the way he knows best. Or else he walks or else they fire him.
I hope shaw has a great season i hope fred has a great season and i hope bailly and lindelof strike up a great patnership i hope lukaku and rash and jessie continue to improve. I hope sanchez and pogba show their class. I hope we don't suffer too bad with key injuries. I hope jose doesn't have a meltdown. I hope ddg maintains his form. I hope that dalot is an inspired signing and comes good early.
Lots to hope for if even half of my hopes come through then we will be a better team to watch and accumulate more points.


3.) 13 Aug 2018 22:01:43
Looks like your psychic powers are slipping as Ken didn't ignore it. Apology?


4.) 13 Aug 2018 21:54:41
Jose's reply will be interesting. I bit the words Valencia and Failed are mentioned. just a guess😆😆.


5.) 13 Aug 2018 23:17:20
I didn’t ignore it either, interesting you chose your first post since July 2017 to call out Ken and myself on something random, well done for contributing so much to the site.


6.) 13 Aug 2018 23:55:54
I think GN is saying what 99% of the fans have been saying. We are painful to watch. And as I've said on here many times before, Mourinho likes big strong players over technically gifted ones. This sort of football went out of fashion 5 years ago.
Problem is, he'll not be here come April and we'll be stuck with a lot of these players.


7.) 14 Aug 2018 08:52:01
Didn’t Neville also say the players like Jose and are happy at the club and the board need to back him 100% not 3/ 4 of the way.


8.) 14 Aug 2018 10:21:27
He did but the likes of rovercocastoc ignore that WRD😂😂.


9.) 14 Aug 2018 13:12:38
I’d still take a punt on Gary Neville as a coach under an experienced DoF.


10.) 14 Aug 2018 19:21:03
That ken post reminded me of shawshank redemption ending. " I Hope" some how Mourinho can break the jail he has created for himself. I hope.


 

 

12 Aug 2018 08:56:49
ED002 do you see The club selling Pogba to Barcelona before the 31st August.
Do you think its more lokely that he will go in January/ next summer.

Thanks in advance.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - I am sorry, I don't try and predict the timings of transfers.}


 

 

11 Aug 2018 13:07:33
First game of the season and we won an got 3 points.
Some posters have already judged the team.
Wait until the end of the season.
It will take a few more games for the team to get mstch sharp.
The transfer window is shut.
Get behind the team. We forget how lucky we are.
We finished second last season. At times the football was boring.
We all hoped we would sign A, B C etc.
No point in moping, get behind the team and support them.
Who knows what the season will bring.

Mad Hatter

 

 

 

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08 Oct 2018 18:20:05
Are then any viable options for the club, interms of who could possibly take over from Mourinho.
I would presume that they have a potential list of next managers drawn up' give the current predicament.
Is the focus on appointing a DOF or is that been put on hold for the time being?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any potential list of new managers the club has drawn up - they would need to take advice over the matter. In terms of interim managers, both Sam Allardyce and Glenn Roeder are available.}


 

 

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06 Oct 2018 11:37:37
Good post.
Its a sign of the times, a lack of maturity from the players who get paid despite performing poorly.
Has anyone read what Berlosconi plans to do at Monza.
No tattos or piercings or beards for the players. Haircut at the club.

Mad Hatter

 

 

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06 Aug 2018 09:31:28
Cheers ED001.

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

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06 Aug 2018 03:57:26
Cheers ED001. How highly do you rate pulisic?

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - he is extremely talented with a very good application to training. It is that which should see him go really far in the game. His parents are both professional sports coaches and so he grew up in an environment where he was shown that he needed to be dedicated and work hard to succeed and they are still big influences on him now. Plus he is a United fan, which could potentially add that tiny bit that makes the difference between a good player and a great player.}


 

 

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05 Aug 2018 16:31:12
ED001, if you were the manager, who woukd you sign as a RW?

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - Pulisic.}


 

 

 

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11 Oct 2018 16:22:43
Good post.
Ed002 has put things into perspective for me.
As a fan we've been used to being at the top etc.
Until Abramovich came along, others teams couldn't match us financially.
Man City were bought out hy the Sheiks.

Its how the club has been run behind the scenes etc.
A poor academy, no DOF.
Perhaps Fergie had to much control which didn't help when he retired as the staff were left unsure of who did who.

We need to stick with Mourinho.
Mourinho also needs to show faith and like the 2nd half against Newcastle, go out and attack. After all, attack is the best form of defence.

Lets be United and get behind the players.

It can be difficult at times, but this maybe for the best.

If we sort out how the club is run which should have been sorted oht along time ago. It should enable the club to progress.

Mad Hatter

 

 

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10 Oct 2018 10:40:19
Im pretty sure ED002 mentioned something about Patarici not happening.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - What I said a couple of weeks ago was "I previously named a wildcard option from Juventus who might just be available (but that may not be clear for a little over three weeks and right now I think I understand well what will happen there), Fabio Paratici." It is all down to what is announced on October 25 and any information that comes out before hand - but right now Juventus know what they want but have so far been able to agree it. The "senior negogiator" they approached has said no to them (as well as Barcelona) and they will now split a role previously occupied by one person.}


 

 

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08 Oct 2018 21:09:12
Dont google it angelred 😂😂🤣🤣.

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08 Oct 2018 18:22:11
Valencia has forgotton how to cross.
Its been years since he has had a decent game at putting crosses into the box.
Hes game is run, turn back, pass, repeat.

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04 Oct 2018 10:40:39
JohnnyKills, i agree. Its better to get a different perspective aswell.
All the EDs make a great contribution to the site.
ED002 providing valuable information on the ins/ outs of football clubs etc.

Mad Hatter