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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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05 Apr 2018 13:04:22
Youhave applaud players regardless of who they play for. Salah has been phenomenal this season.

Mad Hatter

1.) 05 Apr 2018 13:14:10
It's between Salah and De Bruyne for player of the year. Ederson has also made a huge difference to this City team and Stones has really stepped up. Which is something I didn't think he would do, but he has massively improved his defensive game this season.

{Ed001's Note - the Stones that has been dropped for not being good enough, that Stones? He has not stepped up which is why he got dropped.}

2.) 05 Apr 2018 13:32:43
I hope salah tears it up at emptyhad too, with maybe liverpool getting madrid or Barcelona in semis, salah scores the goals, the Madrid or Barcelona take the win. Then in summer Madrid can come in get salah the dream move he was fishing for in jan.

3.) 05 Apr 2018 13:38:18
Couldn’t agree more ed I think stones is so overrated. He can’t get into the city team, although Kompany and otamendi are good players. I feel that stones got his move to city far too soon. He would have benefitted far more from learning the art of defending and positioning from a Dyche type of manager and then learnt the distribution from pep. He would had a much stronger foundation and understanding of the defensive side of the game. Would have been some player.

Salah has been unreal this year. Hats off to the lad I never thought he would be like this. It’s very painful to say but you have to give credit where it is due.

{Ed001's Note - exactly what I think with Stones, right coach for him, but just not the right time.}

4.) 05 Apr 2018 13:49:41
It's great that he can play out from the back, it's not that he has a dropped bollock in him. (God that sounds awful)

{Ed001's Note - his passing isn't good enough. He dawdles on the ball, rather than plays out from the back. People seem to be confused by any centre half who takes their time on the ball, into thinking that makes them a ball playing centre half. Most of them are just a hindrance who end up losing possession, like Stones. He does not have the range of passing to do what Pep wants, which is why he is dropped. Good technique, first touch etc, but his passing is not that good.}

5.) 05 Apr 2018 14:18:00
Stones been good this season right up until his injury .

{Ed001's Note - if you say so.}

6.) 05 Apr 2018 14:37:44
Stones was always overrated.

7.) 05 Apr 2018 16:29:37
he was a liability for england.

8.) 05 Apr 2018 18:22:30
Stones is still a player with potential. Not done anything yet to justify the hype and fee. Been poor for 2 seasons now but does have time on his side. Will he ever make a really top player? That depends on a lot of factors but he still looks well short so far.

9.) 05 Apr 2018 15:04:14
I thought so too jred.

10.) 05 Apr 2018 20:20:36
Any defender will look okay in that in team because of the amount of possesion they have.

The majority of their defensive hard work is done by the players infront of their defense such as Fernandinho.

Even Delph has looked okay in that team and he's not even a defender.

11.) 05 Apr 2018 22:33:33
Stones is great on the ball but can’t defend.
He has made mistakes for both club and country.
Probably a player who is more suited to a back 3.

Walker is quick with a physique but he can’t defend and is regularly out of position. He gets into good positions going forward because of his pace but rarely delivers an end product. Trippier defends better and also has better delivery. Spurs must have been laughing when they got over £50M for Walker.



04 Apr 2018 14:21:50
RIP Ray wilkins. Thoughts with your family.
Always came across as a nice bloke.

Mad Hatter



11 Mar 2018 14:58:07
We look so more assured at the back with Bailly.
I'm beginning to wonder whether Jose has being playing reserved football because he lacks confidence in the defence when Bailly is injured?
Could just be me.
Bailly was awesome.

Mad Hatter

1.) 11 Mar 2018 16:01:26
Very sensible assumption MH.
With a strong, reliable and confident defense we can definitely go all out to play attacking football. As they say Rome was not built in a day. It takes time to get the entire team to defend and play well and finally beautiful.

2.) 11 Mar 2018 18:42:15
I find Bailly somewhat terrifying. If I was asking down the street and saw him coming I would panic, he’s looks like he belongs in a Marvel film. He is truly owersome.

3.) 11 Mar 2018 19:10:06
Asking? Walking, obvs.

4.) 11 Mar 2018 19:18:46
I was more interested in what Owersome is 😂.

5.) 11 Mar 2018 19:31:10
Say awesome in a west coast American accent.

6.) 11 Mar 2018 20:16:08
He scares the rubbish outta me I watch him through fingers he is brilliant but bloody nuts 😁.

7.) 11 Mar 2018 20:19:24
Bailly was very good but he did get dragged out of position a lot by Firmino. Had Mané, Salah or a midfielder ran off him, it would have been a 1v1 with Smalling and we all know he can't play on the floor.

Fortunately, Liverpool were abysmal.

8.) 11 Mar 2018 22:25:30
I said weeks ago that Jose lacks confidence in some of the defenders hence the cagey play.

9.) 11 Mar 2018 23:24:04
To throw another American phrase in there, Bailly is what be called a "baller".



11 Mar 2018 14:55:47
Young's got 99 problems, but Salah ain't one.

Mad Hatter

1.) 11 Mar 2018 18:42:43
I wanted to comment as I thought your post. deserved at least one acknowledgment. Quality mate.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 14:04:12
Cheers AJH.



02 Mar 2018 19:18:08
It feels like we are a jekkyl and Hyde side.
No one knows if we will put in a performance or sit back and chill.

I've read a few of the posts. I agree with calls for Shaw to be put back to LB.
Bailly will be like a new signing. His return may well see us play with more freedom.

It's been a strange season again. I think the Liverpool game at Andield was the turning point. They had injuries and we played super defensive football. I think pyscologically it affected the players.

Now we must focus on securing second place, trying to win the FA cup.
The CL. I think we will beat Seville. It will be a very right game.

Mad Hatter

1.) 03 Mar 2018 06:50:14
The Liverpool point is a good one. We were flying, they were struggling, yet we went there and were pretty awful. We lost all our momentum and things definitely changed at that point. We’re we surprised though? An away game against a top team and we didn’t attack them? Frankly, I’m shocked.




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11 Dec 2017 16:54:46
Someone’s had too much mulled wine!

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25 Nov 2017 18:51:56
Rojo is a better CB than LB.

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17 Nov 2017 08:27:04
A car salesman a few months ago Claire store be one of Roses best mates whilst growing up, he did have pictures of the two of them playing golf at Forest pines on his phone.
He said tha Rose wanted to move to OT but Spurs were predictably playing hard ball. Make of it what you want but he s either a crazy stalker or telling the truth lol.

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30 Oct 2017 14:36:52
If there was booing it’s fickle of the fans to do so. Lukaku is at a new club and has scored a fair few goals already. He’s still improving as a player. He’s been here only a few months. Against Spurs he hit the post and set up Martial. Whilst playing up top is about scoring goals, you also have to be good off the ball, make those penetrating runs. Drag defenders out of position. Against Liverpool he didn’t really do that, but neither did the rest of the team.

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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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23 Mar 2018 13:09:03
Another goof post ED001.

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I know you all love goof posts on here.... ;-)



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19 Mar 2018 12:57:25
Good post Shappy. I can’t see the board sacking him yet.
Maybe at the end of the season if mess up in the league.

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12 Mar 2018 14:04:12
Cheers AJH.

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10 Mar 2018 16:14:56
ED004 I was sat with my Dad and said the same thing. Lovren got away with two tackles in the sixes of 10 seconds.
Arnold should have had a yellow as well and Can.

Mad Hatter

{Ed004's Note - But that doesn't fit the narrative of the referee favouring united so it won't be mentioned}



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10 Mar 2018 15:18:14
I thought Matic was poor with his distribution. He got tackled quite abit by keeping on the ball too long.
He did play well and made some important interceptions.
If Mata has scored, that would have been game over.

Mad Hatter