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13 Jul 2018 11:57:51
We're being linked with Ivan Perisic again. I wanted him last summer and would still like him now, he's an old fashioned winger and I think that's exactly what we need. Ed002 are you aware of the clubs still holding any interest in him?

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - He remains an option.}


1.) 13 Jul 2018 10:23:22
Why not. we don't have option on left. but we are full on right.


2.) 14 Jul 2018 15:38:30
You must watch your football matches in a mirror 😂.


 

 

25 Apr 2016 15:32:55
Deal agreed for Renato Sanches. €60m fee will be spread over 4 years.

Ozzy

1.) 25 Apr 2016 15:48:42
Future most definitely looking bright at United, so many talented youngsters finally coming through, add a bit more quality and experience and the club should be challenging for major trophies again.


2.) 25 Apr 2016 16:19:48
Wow. That's a hell of a lot of money if true. I wonder who he is a target for.


3.) 25 Apr 2016 16:54:03
Redseven

Never will pay 60 million for him. I wonder if people ever watch these players. The silly season is upon us and nothing better to pump and dump players and always use us as the bidders. Di Marzio speaks so much sh. t 95 percent of the time BTW. If he does actually come it will never be over 25 mill pounds plus some add ons and that is stretch imo still.

More likely we will see a current Roma Player and AM player end up with us :) Oumane Dembele might be were we will invest a big sum for the future. He is an interesting gamble.


4.) 25 Apr 2016 17:13:11
X - I'll believe anything these days when it comes to player fees? How much did we pay for Martial?

Although he'd been on the radar a little longer - Martial was not much better in terms of ability when we signed him than Sanchez is now.


5.) 25 Apr 2016 17:27:12
Red

Sanches is nowhere near Martial. Griezman and Pjanic i believe and the other french kid Dembele is very good, has a great left foot on him and can also glide past players on the outside. He also plays on the right. I think we will sell Janusaj in the Summer. let's see:)

Alos heard Thiago going to city.


6.) 25 Apr 2016 17:41:33
X - I'd watched a fair bit of Martial before we signed him and was no more or less impressed with him than than I am with Renato Sanches now (although I must say I was incredibly impressed with how Martial has developed in such a short amount of time) .

I'm not sure why you are comparing Martial and Sanches with Griezmann and Pjanic as the latter two are both at very different stages of their careers.

It will be interesting if Thiago ends up in Manchester as they are also strongly linked with Gundogan. A midfield three or 4-1-2-1 diamond with De Bruyne, Gundogan and Thiago would take some beating.


7.) 25 Apr 2016 17:48:39
Red

Not comparing at all. I had a drink with a former player and he says our primary targets are Griezeman and Pjanic. Take it for what's its worth. They do fit the bill in terms of what we are lacking.

I think we will buy one young talent but doubt it will be 60 million on a defensive midfielder who is 18 or 19.

That kind of money is spent on strikers or wingers IMO or a established world class centre back or midfielder.


8.) 25 Apr 2016 20:28:18
I'd love us to sign Pjanic so I hope the former player is right X-Files.


9.) 25 Apr 2016 22:21:01
Not seen much of him to judge whether he is what we need but would imagine a much lower fee with add ons similar to Martial. If we end up paying the full value we will. be happy as he will have been a success.
Pjanic and Griezman would be amazing. however isn't the later left sided in a front 3. Would not want to stunt martial but he would be amazing.


10.) 25 Apr 2016 22:21:01
Not seen much of him to judge whether he is what we need but would imagine a much lower fee with add ons similar to Martial. If we end up paying the full value we will. be happy as he will have been a success.
Pjanic and Griezman would be amazing. however isn't the later left sided in a front 3. Would not want to stunt martial but he would be amazing.


 

 

08 Mar 2016 23:38:31
Hate to do a Ronnie (no offence! ) but do any of the eds know if we have any interest in Ousmane Dembele from Rennes? Looks a fantastic prospect at 18 and is doing really well in France this year.

Ozzy

1.) 09 Mar 2016 10:27:04
Seems to be carrying the team all by himself. Spurs will no doubt be interested as he is called Dembele.


2.) 09 Mar 2016 15:34:19
We've scouted him for a year, but there's a lot more interest in him from the likes of Real, Juve, Chelsea, etc. Who knows where he'll end up.


3.) 09 Mar 2016 16:53:08
None taken! 👍

With Mata possibly going due to Mourinho arriving do you think we'd bring in Gotze?

Younger, more pace?

Ideal player to play just off the striker?

Beradi and Rafa Silva on the wings?


4.) 11 Mar 2016 15:52:13
anyone heard any more of that Renato Sanches?


5.) 13 Mar 2016 23:38:31
Rooney will likely be the 10. I can see Gotze at Liverpool back with Klopp. A number 10 won't be a high priority. And when it is a priority, I want it to be Barkley.


 

 

31 Dec 2015 01:49:34
Red tops are reporting that Massimilliano Allegri is learning english as he prepares for a move to an English club.

Ozzy

 

 

21 Dec 2015 10:58:46
Hearing that Giggs could be given the job and it could even happen before Christmas. He would've jumped at the chance of takkng the Swansea job and only stayed because he was told he has a chance of getting the job.

Ozzy

1.) 21 Dec 2015 11:15:23
Giggs over Mourinho for me.


2.) 21 Dec 2015 11:34:45
Appointing Giggs would only confirm to me that our board base decisions on sentiment and emotion. It would very likely, in my opinion, end our competitiveness at the top level at home or abroad for some time to come.


3.) 21 Dec 2015 11:38:52
Sentiment is a fine thing, however it has no place in a results driven industry. The magnitude of the task to rebuild this squad whilst maintaining league position is incredible and people want to hand that task to an unproven guy, just because he's a club man. The club is at tipping point and someone needs to firmly take hold of the reigns and drag it back to where it should be. Is Giggs a good coach, man manager, tactician, motivator and leader. The answer is nobody knows because he's never done the job before, he should try for the Swansea job and work his arse off to earn the opportunity to be the manager of this club.


4.) 21 Dec 2015 11:45:36
Either sell out to Mourinho or keep tradition and hire Giggs, yeah having a CV is impressive and that but Mourinho will never have one thing over Giggs, the passion for this club.


5.) 21 Dec 2015 12:28:20
Giggs has been a key part of two failed coaching teams, and that is his only experience. Hiring Giggs would be the worst form of cronyism, as he has done absolutely nothing to warrant a promotion. If he had any dignity he'd quit if van Gaal is sacked like any other number 2 would.


6.) 21 Dec 2015 12:29:23
Giggs should have left when LVG came in. If he'd gone elsewhere and proven himself at a club like Leicester/Watford/West Ham/Crystal Palace he'd have done enough to earn the chance to manage Manchester United. As it is it seems as though he's hoping to get it by default.

I would love for Giggs to take the job and be a huge success - but he's done nothing to show that he's capable at this point. Unfortunately I don't see him ever becoming a top manager and find it strange that the board are willing to take such a huge risk when we've just come off the back of two incredibly poor managerial appointments.

Bring in Jose and let Giggs go to Swansea. If he succeeds there - let him replace Jose in a few years time. If not - we dodged a bullet.


7.) 21 Dec 2015 13:04:53
redseven
so is pardew in with a shout he has proved himseld at clubs like charlton newcastle and palace .
moyes proved himself at preston and everton.


8.) 21 Dec 2015 13:25:30
Jred - Those other managers also proved their failings. Given Giggs had not managed before - I'd say that had he, for example, taken Leicester from the bottom of the Premiership to the top in 12 months it would then make a lot more sense to give him a go than doing so after 18 months 'assisting' a poor manager. I think it shows a real lack of ambition on his part.

To be honest I'd much rather sentiment be taken out of the equation and the manager that is most likely to bring trophies and entertainment back to OT be selected.


9.) 21 Dec 2015 13:39:29
red
so would that suddenly prove giggs is ready .


10.) 21 Dec 2015 13:54:05
Jred - a hell of a lot more so than the current situation does, yes.

I'd rather give a young manager that had done exceptionally well in 18 months of a small club a chance than somebody who has done nothing. That said; I'd rather go all out for a proven winner than either of those options.


11.) 21 Dec 2015 14:06:52
red
i think if the people at united really want to give giggs the job they should just give him it .
the job at swansea etc for a couple of years is a million miles away from the united job .
i don't see the point really of him going to a "lesser club" if he has what it takes to be a united manager then give him it now .
because he won't suddenly learn how to be a united manager in 2 year at swansea.


12.) 21 Dec 2015 14:27:01
Perhaps you are right. Then again Ancelotti and Jose started out at Reggiana and Benfica/União de Leiria.

If the club was in a good position I'd be a little more open to giving him a chance - but we're in real danger of losing our competitiveness.

Our squad is a mess and we're coming off the back of two extremely poor managerial appointments and no trophies won in 3 seasons. We have no world class players other than DDG (who can't singlehandedly win us a game like a top player can) and are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season which would make appointing one of those type of players a lot more difficult.


13.) 21 Dec 2015 14:36:30
red
im 50 50 on giggs it would be a risk but it could also work.
i think its impossible to say from the outside .
if they give him the job it would have to be that the people who work with him day in day out think he has what it takes .
i don't think 2 year at swansea adds much as the united job is miles away from that.
so either give it to giggs know or don't .
like hughes etc i think once he goes he prob won't come back.


14.) 21 Dec 2015 14:54:09
Jred. I think the risk is just too big. I can't think of many instances of an unproven manager taking over at a big club and succeeding - and the challenge out next manager faces is a monumental one.

The only unproven manager that springs to mind is Pep - and he had managed the B team for a year previously and took over a squad containing Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Pique, Puyol, Alves, Abidal, Yaya Toure, Pedro and Busquets. Three years prior they had won the Champions League and the squad was so good that he was able to let Ronaldinho and Deco leave the club.

Our situation is incomparable to Barcelona's in 2007 and Pep is, as far as I can see, a one off. I don't think he has had a real challenge at either of the two clubs that he has managed either and could not say with any real certainty that he (a now proven manager) could succeed at OT - let alone Giggs.


15.) 21 Dec 2015 14:54:09
Jred. I think the risk is just too big. I can't think of many instances of an unproven manager taking over at a big club and succeeding - and the challenge out next manager faces is a monumental one.

The only unproven manager that springs to mind is Pep - and he had managed the B team for a year previously and took over a squad containing Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Pique, Puyol, Alves, Abidal, Yaya Toure, Pedro and Busquets. Three years prior they had won the Champions League and the squad was so good that he was able to let Ronaldinho and Deco leave the club.

Our situation is incomparable to Barcelona's in 2007 and Pep is, as far as I can see, a one off. I don't think he has had a real challenge at either of the two clubs that he has managed either and could not say with any real certainty that he (a now proven manager) could succeed at OT - let alone Giggs.


16.) 21 Dec 2015 15:17:22
I can't think of another industry in the world where a global multiple hundreds of millions turnover company that's listed would put a rookie in charge so why would this one other than blind stupidity.

If you want to see where sentiment gets you take a look at liverpool, appointing their former heros went really really well didn't it. Oh wait.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is suggesting putting Giggs in charge of the business. Just the first team - a corner of the business.}


17.) 21 Dec 2015 15:24:53
I appreciate the point that you're making Ed; but is there not a strong correlation between our performances on the pitch and our finances? Wouldn't a sustained poor run without winning any trophies be incredibly damaging to the Manchester United 'brand'?

{Ed002's Note - Not to the "brand", just to the income for a while. The difference of not being in the CL one season could be offset by not wasting money on certain players. You are not looking at the big picture.}


18.) 21 Dec 2015 15:45:46
I suppose you're right. LVG's first season showed that so called 'big' players will still sign for the club if the money is right regardless of whether or not we can offer Champions League football (as did City and Chelski when the money first arrived) . All the same though - I'm concerned that were Giggs to come in and fail - we'd find it very difficult to recover.

{Ed002's Note - It is all just brief moments in time. Managers and players are transient. Fans are becoming more fickle.}


19.) 21 Dec 2015 16:00:13
Ed - Do you think it's unreasonable for fans to expect to be entertained by their team?

Having watched teams like Chelski and Liverpool burn through managers and seeing their fans calling for their heads after things start to go sour - I'd always felt that they were being unreasonable. Since SAF left however, I'm starting to empathise with them.

I would never have dreamed of calling for our manager to be sacked while SAF was at the helm - but there came a point in both DM and LVG's reigns that I could not see the club moving forwards and stopped being entertained by the football. I still support (ed) the team and want (ed) them to succeed - but cannot (and in the case of Moyes, could not) see any signs of success coming under the manager.

In your opinion, does that make me and others like me bad fans?

{Ed002's Note - I think it unreasonable for fans to be as fickle as they are demanding immediate success, change of players, management etc. at the drop of a hat. It doesn't make you bad fans, just fans with unrealistic expectations.}


20.) 21 Dec 2015 16:35:01
I can't speak for the other fans - but I'm not expecting success to be immediate. What I want is to be entertained and to see clear signs that the club is moving in the right direction. Neither Moyes nor LVG were able to provide those things.

I don't think that it's unrealistic to expect £250m or so to furnish a squad with players capable of playing entertaining football. Leicester and Palace have done that with peanuts.

That said; I'd probably be a little more lenient were I not so used to us winning. I think SAF set the bar a little too high!

{Ed002's Note - The money was there to rebuild the squad. If the current set of fans were around when AF arrived he would have been forced out within a year.}


21.) 21 Dec 2015 16:41:47
I agree with Ed002, I have said many times we need to get to grips with the fact we no longer have any right to demand success. There are many of other good teams in our league now with better players and better managers. I have the firm belief that we will get back to the top eventually but we have to be patient. Having said that whether LVG is the right man for the job is another issue entirely.


22.) 21 Dec 2015 16:55:31
The money was there to be spent, sure - but I think it was poorly invested. That kind of money could have assembled a squad capable of winning while playing great football - but I think the position we are in now in terms of the players we need isn't too different than the position Moyes found himself in when SAF left. We have some decent squad players but very few (if any) players who can influence a game. That may well be down to EW's failings as much as LVG's - but I don't think you'll find too many who think that the club's performance in the transfer market post SAF has been up to scratch. Seeing other clubs playing well while spending a fraction of what we have spent really rubs salt in the wound.

I don't think that any manager will ever accomplish what SAF (and to a lesser extent, Wenger) have achieved again - but I think that's as much down to the vast sums of money involved in football as it is fan influence. JM is a good example of this. The majority of Chelski fans were still behind him but still he was shown the door.

Out of interest - do you know if the club have expressed an interest in installing a director of football? I can't help but feel it would help to instill some long term stability given how short term most managers seem to be these days.

{Ed002's Note - The business has shown no interest in employing a Director of Football - it is a "hip" term Liverpool fans often use without any thought as well.}


23.) 21 Dec 2015 17:19:15
By 'Director of Football' - I mean somebody that is responsible for planning the long term style and composition of the squad. It seems a better solution than bringing in a new manager every 2-3 years that wants to completely change the way that we play football and is unhappy with the players in their squad.

Since 2000, Barcelona have had 10 managers, Real have had 13, Bayern 9, Chelsea 12 and Milan 9. That averages out at less than 18 months in charge per manager (I'm not counting managers who came in for 1-2 games there either) . With things changing that much; I don't see how a manager can be expected to plan for the long term.

I'd love to think that we can avoid that trend and find a long term manager - but what makes us any different than those other clubs? Even successful managers don't stick around too long these days.

{Ed002's Note - Unfortunately that is an extremely naive view of the game. Chelsea has a Director of Football and that is one task that is well beyond his remit but something the club do. Barcelona has a Director of Football and that is far from part of his remit. Bayern's Matthias Sammer is again only part of that process. Real Madrid has a policy on constant review given the electoral process continues to be based up making ridiculous promises. I have no idea how it works at Milan. Liverpool had a Director of Football and it was an absolute disaster. Spurs had a Director of Football and it was an absolute disaster.}


 

 

 

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01 Jul 2018 20:46:27
Hi Ed002, was wondering if any clubs have shown interest in....

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - Yes but why are you asking on the MU page?}


1.) 02 Jul 2018 00:14:39
I saw a report a week ago crediting us and Spurs with interest so I wondered if you had any info.

{Ed002's Note - Someone was teasing you.}


 

 

31 May 2018 20:26:47
Quick question for Ed004 as well as anyone else who has a thought on the matter. Obviously we are getting linked with lots of players as always, however what has struck me this summer is how many positions we are being linked with strengthening.

Typical we have seen Jose make around 4 signings. It looks like we should tie up a RB and CM in Dalot and Fred. However along with them we are being linked with CB's (Alderweireld predominantly), LB's (Sandro), another CM (SMS), RW's (Willian/ Bale) and back up CF's (Arnautovic/ Mandzukic) .

If we were to indeed strengthen in all of those areas that would total up to 7 signings which would be very expensive and I cannot see us bringing in that many along with Alexis who came in January. My question is which areas do you think are out priorities and how many signings do you think we will make?

Ozzy.

Ozzy

{Ed004's Note - I think we are looking to make 6 signings. I think right back looks like a youth player in Dalot who will be Valencias eventual replacement, centre back will be a player of top quality (Alderwerield or Umtitti) or no one, a left back is a necessity. In midfield I think we will sign Fred and then apparently want a youth player. Lastly up top if Bale is available I think we will push for him}


1.) 31 May 2018 20:47:26
Thanks for the reply. I’d be happy with that. I think fullbacks, Fred and Bale should be the priority. Anything else I’d see as a bonus. One last point, what do you make of the whole Bailly situation where he was frozen out for the last couple months of the season? I don’t really buy the world cup excuse as Rojo barely featured either.

{Ed004's Note - I would agree that those are priority areas. A centre back would be a huge bonus. Mainly a leader and good ball playing centre back - think it could take us up a level. I think Bailly will be fine. He just needs a good preseason under his belt}


2.) 31 May 2018 21:17:30
Does Milnkovic Savic class as 'youth' Ed004 lol? Want him more than anything, also think we definitey need a top CB, ideally Alderweireld. Dream window would be Sandro, Toby, Fred, Savic, Bale but again, its just a dreaaammm.

{Ed004's Note - I disagree. I can't see how him and Pogba would operate together so would prefer the funds to go elsewhere tbh}


3.) 31 May 2018 21:29:01
If all of that happens its happy days ED.

{Ed004's Note - A lot can happen over transfer window though. No one saw Dalot signing or Fabinho for Liverpool}


4.) 31 May 2018 21:59:05
Or if Pogba fails to perform in the upcoming season, then we can get Savic to replace him? Actually looks extraordinary.

{Ed004's Note - Don't want to write Pogba off just yet}


5.) 31 May 2018 22:10:46
Dont think he will fail myself Ed, 17 goals and assists in 26 or so games out of position in a defensive team, think he got overly criticised (unfairly) during the season and he performed quite well against the top teams. Long as he doesn't colour his hair and have fun eh Ed. 😏.

{Ed004's Note - Exactly. I think he has been harshly criticised tbh}


6.) 31 May 2018 22:30:44
Very true ed. I think we will see one or two surprises.


7.) 01 Jun 2018 03:43:10
Love the way everyone talks about savic so nonchalant, he'd cost upwards of a tonne and we need to strengthen elsewhere. Would love to see him here but jot while pogba is here.


8.) 01 Jun 2018 09:58:10
I think we will sign 3 or players no more .
What do people make of dalot? Young lad only played 8 games I wouldn't be surprised to see him go out in loan.


9.) 01 Jun 2018 10:18:20
No problem with us buying Dalot for the future but it doesn't solve the problem of us having a rubbish right back and needing a better one right now. The problem is I think Jose believes Valencia is the current solution for that position and its just the rest of us who want to replace him.


10.) 01 Jun 2018 10:39:43
Don't no anything about dalot .
Read he has only played 8 games done his knee last month and give a interview on Tuesday saying
The recovery is going well . Above all it takes a lot of patience, knowing that it’s a lengthy process and without hurry to achieve the maximum recovery. For it to be at the highest level, I work. "

Dalot could just be paper talk.


11.) 01 Jun 2018 11:47:13
Love the debate on Dalot. If we sign him, he doesn't solve the problem. If we sign an established player, Jose only signs experienced players and doesn't give youth a chance. So which is it?


12.) 01 Jun 2018 09:55:29
I have to disagree regarding savic ed. Yes there are similarities between pogba and savic: namely physical stature, close control and ball playing abilities. However, savic is more disciplined than pogba. He is willing to perform his defensive duties and is more consistent than pogba. I do think pogba has more ability to do something special, but savic will be more consistently reliable than pogba. There is definitely space for both players to be be operating in a 3 man midfield, pogba on the left and savic on the right. However, with the signing of Fred, it does seem one of these players including matic will be rotated. I hope to see matic rotated with Fred and that will give us a more my dynamic midfield. Savic’s fee is astronomical but he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the world in the next few years. As will pogba. I would be delighted to see both in the side.

{Ed004's Note - I just think that midfield would lack mobility. Matic Pogba and SMS all aren't slow but how will they cope coming up against a quick and nippy attack like City's or Napolis etc. Just think it would restrict our pressing ability. Also think Pogba needs someone who will link the play beside him. Not someone who will probably be the most advanced of the three if he signs}


13.) 01 Jun 2018 12:04:54
When its on the bbc it isn't paper talk. Your just probably disappointed we're signing players to improve the team.


14.) 01 Jun 2018 12:07:56
United addict
I don't think anyone knows anything about dalot so I don't think there has been much debate .
What's your view on him.


15.) 01 Jun 2018 12:20:56
Singh
So you think dalot will improve the team? Based on what .
We he be a first team player?

Sms looks a decent player but pogba at juve looked better . EPL is a different animal than seria a.
I agree with ed sms and pogba are very similar add matic and I'm not sure the 3 look very dynamic.


16.) 01 Jun 2018 12:45:40
I think 5.
Dalot can cover rb and lb.
Toby for cb. Hopefully with 2 departures.
Fred and A N Other for midfield
A forward for the RW.

I don't think Savic and Bale/ Griezmann in one window is realistic. Its an either or. So depending on which one comes in the other signing will be cheaper.


17.) 01 Jun 2018 13:05:30
Yeh you make a fair point ed. I think it’s signing of Fred is actually a very shrewd one from what I’ve seen from his style of play. His agility and mobility will do the world of good for our midfield which does seem slow and immobile at times. Fred has good tackling stats and him sitting with savic and pogba further forward would be a very strong midfield. But I can see your point regarding savic. If we are not going to sign another midfielder I would rather see us give Fosu Mensah an opportunity then go and spend 50m on a squad player. His best position is cm and he has an engine and can bring a tempo to our midfield that we lack. Interesting to see what happens.


18.) 01 Jun 2018 13:14:16
Darmian out Dalot in is a big improvement even if he doesn't get a game. Its not adarmian playedy any games for us this year.

Anyway i was talking more about other positions that we will sign players for which will instanteously improve our team. Such as lb, cb and midfield.


19.) 01 Jun 2018 13:34:40
Singh
So dalot is a big improvement on darmian?
Like I say not seen a lot of dalot but darmian is a decent player who struggled in the epl.


20.) 01 Jun 2018 13:36:20
I think there will be a lot of disappointed fans if they think we will make 6 or 7 signings this summer.

We just don't have the space to make that many signings unless at least that many leave.

We currently have 7 players who can play at CB. (Smalling, Jones, Bailly, Lindelof, Rojo, Blind and Tuanzebe) . So considering Jose tends to play with a back four then at least a couple will need to depart before someone else can come in.

At full back we have Valencia, Darmian, Shaw, Young and Mitchell. Two are over 30 and the other two are likely to depart this summer, while the other is a youngster. So I would expect one or two full backs this summer. Dalot can cover both sides and is young. Probably look at another more experienced left back as well.

In midfield we have Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Fellaini, McTominay, Andreas Pereira and TFM. That's 7 after we discount Carrick. We look like signing Fred, while Fellaini's future is also up in the air. Again Jose like to stick to a midfield duo. So even if Fellaini leaves and Fred signs. We would have Matic, Pogba, Herrera and Fred as four experienced players fighting over two positions, with McTominay, Pereira and TFM as youngsters providing back up. Ideally I expect Mourinho would like a second midfield signing, however, I doubt he will get it.

We have 3 strikers in Lukaku, Rashford and Martial for one position, so we are unlikely to see another striker. We have Mata, Sanchez, Lingard, Martial, Rashford and Pereira who can fight it out for the positions behind the striker or out wide. I can see the argument for signing a player for the RW as no one has totally tied that position down. But considering a top player cost at least 40-50m these days I can't see us signing more than 4, maybe 5 if a couple of them can be attained on the cheap (or relative cheap for modern football anyway) .

People are suggesting 20m on Dalot, 50-60m on Alex Sandro, 45m on Alderweireld, 45m on Fred, 80m on Milinkovic-Savic, 100m+ on Bale and possibly a back up striker such as Arnautovic for 50m.

That's at least 400m on 7 players. That just won't happen. Expecting it to really is living in fantasy land.


21.) 01 Jun 2018 14:01:18
jred, i didn't hear of his name before we were linked to him. So cannot comment either way on him. Was just pointing out the irony in the comments of some of the supporters. Them pointing out that Dalot is young and won't be a first choice are the same who want Rashford/ Martial pplay each game because they are young. They want a more experienced/ older player for RB and then they will be pointing out how Jose doesn't trust youth.


22.) 01 Jun 2018 14:16:02
Any player that comes into a team to replace a player which never plays a game is an improvement in my eyes.


23.) 01 Jun 2018 14:30:22
Singh
What strange way to rate a player.

United addict
Do people not want martial etc to play because they think they are good players or is it just there age.

I'm not even sure dalot is being bought for the first team maybe a bit more one for the future?
He made his debut in February due to injury made 6 league appearances then got injured himself . EPL and United seem a big step .


24.) 01 Jun 2018 13:55:33
Midfielder, LB, RW, RB for me in that order if we only get 4. After that it's CB and another midfielder.
All will depend on departures.
I know this Jose wants 4 players is rolled out every year but I read something the other day that in each of his years here he has actually wanted an additional player but the club would not sanction it so maybe Eds 6 is not so far fetched.
Savic only comes in if Pogba goes is my take on it.


25.) 01 Jun 2018 16:05:02
Was Zlatan a good player, isn't Sanchez a good player? Do people want Martial to play ahead of Sanchez? Did everyone wanted Rashford ahead of Zlatan? can't see anything but age being a factor deciding there? What say jred?


26.) 01 Jun 2018 16:09:54
It is a big step. But signing young unknowns from abroad is a united tradition and I thought we were all for keeping our traditions?

Maybe we don't have to budget to sign 7 world class players to fill all the holes in the squad people want filled and have to go for a couple of cheaper lesser known alternatives.


27.) 01 Jun 2018 16:33:59
Not bothered so much about the amount to get signed on but more the quality. Umtiti being mentioned but personally don't think it will happen and a feeling he could be bother, alderwiereld- how much service at his age taking fee into account- would like to see a punt on inters milan skriniar. Quality left back and those mentioned as probable would be a good window. Can see about six or seven going out, shaw, fellaini, smalling, blind, mata, darmian and possibly martial. If martial goes then i could see a big name forward on the cards.


28.) 01 Jun 2018 18:04:32
One word, Bebe.


29.) 01 Jun 2018 18:45:13
Amother word ole (but sure its easier to be negative)


30.) 01 Jun 2018 20:26:32
Who's being negative?
I know nothing about him, just because we buy a player does it make us stronger?
Is he even for the first team or one for the future, only 19 only made 6 league appearances.
If he is bought as right back I would imagine that means our captain Tony will remain at first choice rb . And look at how many people have cried about that all season .

Never seen dalot play but at least a few of the experts on here must of .
I asked a few questions never got a single answer tho.


31.) 01 Jun 2018 20:34:00
United addict
I think people wanted martial to play more not sure it had to be instead of Sanchez same for Rasford.

Don't see a single post saying dalot shouldn't be bought or he isn't a good player.
But the lad has 6 league appearances for a different club in a much easier league so I don't see any thing wrong with a debate about what his role MIGHT be if we buy him .

Might walk straight into the first team? I don't think so
Might be in and around the squad . Maybe
Might even be one for the future and go out on loan .


32.) 01 Jun 2018 22:11:12
'I asked a few questions never got a single answer tho' sounds like when we ask you a question jred 😂😂

But honestly, dalot is an unknown quantity. But if anybody knows anything about him it will be Jose, Porto boy.

I'd imagine 3 signings, any more than that will mean there will be a few out the door.

It looks as though dalot and fred will be added and then I think we will see another attacker of some sort. People then have to go for more room to be made in the squad.


33.) 01 Jun 2018 22:29:36
Angle
Always back my opinion pal.


34.) 01 Jun 2018 23:43:26
Bored scouser but on Dalot who’d of thought Andy robbo would improve us and so fast? You lot must of been laughing at that signing so give the kid a chance.


35.) 02 Jun 2018 01:02:56
Debatable jred lol.


 

 

21 Jan 2018 16:21:30
Hi Eds, quick question. Do United plan on attempting any other signings this window or will Sanchez be it for the window? Thanks in advance.

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - I cannot comment sensibly on the timing of transfers.}


 

 

30 Jan 2017 11:33:31
Hi Ed. How are United currently doing with regards to FFP and the player wages requirements? Thanks in advance.

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - FFP is not an issue except for the wages and they know the constraits they must work within. So not a problem at this time.}


1.) 30 Jan 2017 15:47:56
Thanks Ed
Would we be good if Rooney left?
Are we good anyway once the new TV deal kicks in and increases revenue?


 

 

10 Jul 2016 07:43:39
Hearing a lot on this site about using the reported Pogba money (~£100m) on multiple players. I don't agree with those saying we should spend it on 3/ 4 players as that is far too many signing in one summer.

We do however, need a top centre back as well as a top centre midfielder. I would personally prefer to split that money across both positions.

For £50m at centre midfield we could probably get one of Vidal, Ramsey, Kroos, Koke, Saul or maybe even Verratti.

Is Pogba really that much of an upgrade on one of them?

Meanwhile £50m for a centre back would probably get us any centre back in the world bar a couple. I would target Bonucci because he is world class and I would hate to see him across Manchester at the Etihad.

If we can't get him I would look to bring in one of Rafael Varane or Jose Maria Gimenez because they both have room to grow even though the are both already top class defenders who are very comfortable on the ball.

All in all, I wouldn't complain if we spent all that money on Pogba as he would improve our team massively and we clearly have the money to pay it.

I would however prefer to see a top centre back signed as well and if it meant signing a different midfielder to Pogba then so be it.

Thoughts?

Ozzy

1.) 10 Jul 2016 08:24:13
For starters vidal has not been as good at bayern as he was at juventus, and we stepped back from signing him due to injury concerns why would be go back now, ramsey is decent but not as good as pogba, also pogba has potential to be worldclass, we have no interest in kroos, koke will not leave atletico, even if he does it will be for barca. Saul just signed a new 5 year contract. Raphael varane is not for sale, and we have shown no interest in gimenez.

Why not try and be happy we are signing someone with actual ability to be a future Ballon D'or winner, rather than wanting to sign people who we have shown no interest in or are not for sale.


2.) 10 Jul 2016 08:44:03
First of all you must have not watch much of Bayern this year. Yes he had a slow start to the season but he has got over his injuries and has been unplayable in 2016. He single handedly carried Bayern to the UCL semis, was the only player for them to turn up at the business end of the season and was the heartbeat of Chile's Copa America victory.

Secondly, I know the club isn't interested in a lot of those players and that is because the clubs intention is to spend the lump sum on Pogba. I'm saying the club should change it's strategy and if it did then we would obviously have different targets which could include some players I have mentioned.

Also Ramsey has been fantastic when played in the correct role which is central, verging on world class. For some reason Wenger prefers him wide and Ozil central however Ozil is still quality out wide as he shows for Germany and Ramsey can be influential central. It's a head scratcher why he doesn't swap their roles.


3.) 10 Jul 2016 09:39:36
Ramsey is too injury prone for me, I get what you're saying about pogba though, plus we're making a rod for our own backs. Paying 100m for any player is crazy and it'll just push the bar up for the next superstar to cost 150m then 200m and so on and so on. Surely this isn't sustainable in football. It's OK to say it's not our money but tickets get more n more expensive as do shirts. Sky TV prices are ridiculous so yes it does fall on the fans, it's no longer a working class sport.


4.) 10 Jul 2016 09:46:04
its not the club's strategy to spend all money on pogba, mourinho wanted zlatan, mkhitaryan, bailey and pogba, we are giving him what he wants. It would be incredibly stupid of the club to sign someone else even if we can sign the players the manager wants, its fans who like to play fantasy football manager not the club.


Barring kroos none on the list is available even if we wanted the players, wenger will never sell ramsey and i don't see ramsey wanting to leave arsenal, varane is not for sale, u can't buy if the seller doesn't want to sell, we blew our chance with saul in jan, vidal mostly won't leave bayern and even if he does its highly unlikely for him to come to us, bonucci is not for sale at any price, jimenez is another currently decent but potentially world class defender and we already bought bailey. Verratti is another one who is not for sale and he reportedly prefers a move to italy if he leaves PSG.

Your list isn't a strategy it is list of players u wished the club signed and the club tried something resembling your strategy in the moyes season as we tried to sign likes of bale and fabregas even when neither ever wanted to come to utd, it ended with us getting felliani. Worked well didn't it.


5.) 10 Jul 2016 09:53:16
I've honestly never seen bonucci mentioned on here til this year's euros.


 

 

 

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18 Jul 2018 12:31:46
Most likely Real Madrid and Kovacic, if not then i'd guess Juve and one of their midfielders.

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28 Jul 2017 23:02:32
Spurs
City
Chelsea
United
Liverpool
Arsenal.

Ozzy

 

 

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12 Jul 2017 12:09:24
X Files, what makes you think Serie A is not a high scoring league? That's just and old cliche that has no evidence to back it up. There were in fact more goals in Serie A than the Premier League last year.

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17 Jul 2016 13:44:24
They just bought Dani Alves and already have Lichtsteiner. They won't take Darmian.

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23 Jun 2016 21:20:49
Ramsey is outstanding and would be a quality signing. Why Wenger pushes him out wide I will never know.

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08 Aug 2018 07:21:22
Pogba + Cash for Pjanic and Alex Sandro

Martial for Pulisic

Buy Alderweireld

Sell Darmian and 2 of Rojo/ Smalling/ Jones.

De Gea
Valencia Bailly Alderweireld Sandro
Fred Matic Pjanic
Pulisic Lukaku Alexis

Not bad at all imo.

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02 Jul 2018 00:14:39
I saw a report a week ago crediting us and Spurs with interest so I wondered if you had any info.

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - Someone was teasing you.}


 

 

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10 Jun 2018 22:13:45
The problem isn’t cost, it’s prioritising where the bulk of our budget should go. For me, and I suspect a few others, the bulk of our remaining budget should go on a top LB and RW. They are areas we simply must strengthen well. Once they are sorted I’d look for a CB.

If however, we were to blow £50-60m or whatever Spurs want on Alderweireld, I’d worry we won’t be able to spend much on those positions which I feel we need strengthened more, or ever worse, we could go into next season with Young and Mata still in the starting 11.

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31 May 2018 20:47:26
Thanks for the reply. I’d be happy with that. I think fullbacks, Fred and Bale should be the priority. Anything else I’d see as a bonus. One last point, what do you make of the whole Bailly situation where he was frozen out for the last couple months of the season? I don’t really buy the world cup excuse as Rojo barely featured either.

Ozzy

{Ed004's Note - I would agree that those are priority areas. A centre back would be a huge bonus. Mainly a leader and good ball playing centre back - think it could take us up a level. I think Bailly will be fine. He just needs a good preseason under his belt}


 

 

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11 Sep 2016 14:01:44
Big Al, I'm a big fan of both of them and would have been happy with either signing. My brother is actually a Liverpool fan and I kept having to convince him that Mane is a quality player when he was skeptical after you had signed him.

Ozzy