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23 Sep 2017 08:18:43
Not trying to piss off any of the Eds, but I have one question.

With Costa moving back to Atleti in January, does it open the door for Griezmann to make a move as well?

And do United still have an interest in him?

Thank you.

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - Griezmann only held off the move because they could not replace him, so it is possible that he may decide to move. However, I expect him to wait until summer personally, depending on how Atleti are doing at that point.}


1.) 23 Sep 2017 08:54:16
Do we have alternatives to Griezmann? Not really a fan tbh.


2.) 23 Sep 2017 09:27:27
Thanks, Ed.

Do United still have an interest in him? Do you see us making a move for him in the summer?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know off the top of my head sorry.}


 

 

11 Jul 2014 19:03:20
Italian newspaper La Tercera reporting something related to a $55 million bid for Vidal from Man Utd. I don't know how reliable this is. Anyone read this? Or knows something about this? Eds. Any idea?

Thanks

Raghav

1.) Isn't that a paper from Chile?


2.) Ya a lot of papers in ireland reporting vidal and di maria done deals exciting times


3.) 11 Jul 2014 20:47:36
Apparently there is a report in the chilean newspaper. I think the deal includes Evra also.


4.) When I said Italian, I meant the language. Sorry if you got confused.


5.) I read a poorly translated version (I don't speak Spanish) and it appears that their source is the English press.


 

 

29 Jan 2014 18:45:34
Ed if you could spare a thought, the Kroos story. are United interested in him?

Raghav

{Ed004's Note - Yes but if he becomes available so will other clubs}


1.) Heard that Manchester Utd have agreed a fee with
Toni Kroos, deal is still a way off. Player is happy to
leave. And his agent turned down Chelsea approach because Toni's ambition is to play for Man Utd. MASSIVE NEWS guys


2.) Really hope that he signs for united would be class with mata rooney van persie and adnan


 

 

 

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20 Jul 2018 11:10:23
One for the Eds.

Liverpool, City and Chelsea (to a certain extent) have bought in new players, Chelsea got a new manager as well. What's your take on the signings done by the top 4/ 6 till now?

What's your take on Sarri, you think Chelsea have a got a good manager?

And I know this is a repetitive question, but what's your opinion about Fred. I have never seen him play and I doubt that YouTube is the best place to understand a player, so it would great if you could lend your insights into that. Or if a player review could be made for him, Whatever works for you.

Thanks.

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have done well and now need to get rid of players - I very much expect they have a little bit of business still to be done. Manchester City have only added Mahrez and a young defender (I don't recall his name) but are looking to potentially a significant exit or two and they are looking to put something in place that will see a very significant purchase - so work is still in hand. Chelsea have agreed to two players arriving and three leaving (who are still at the club) and are continuing talks today over a couple of others - so they also have a long way to go. is more of a mixed bag with Leno, Papaoowmowmow and Torriera good additions and then the rather starnge deal for Stephan Lichtsteiner - they have a little work to do. Spurs will certainly be looking to start the ball rolling in anger soon.}


1.) 20 Jul 2018 12:52:22
Thanks for reply Ed. If you don't mind me asking, is Hazard one of the player's that is looking to leave Chelsea this season?

And who else do you think Liverpool are targetting?

Thanks again. Any chance you can share your thoughts on Sarri, and also Fred? Your Sharkopod said something about United rushing into the deal.

{Ed002's Note - This is the Manchester United page - try the Chelsea page. Yes, Fred was rushed in to, the club should have taken their time, but it is too late now.}


2.) 20 Jul 2018 13:28:06
What do you mean by rushed in Ed002? Not the right fit or panicked? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Just forget it.}


3.) 20 Jul 2018 14:14:31
Forgotton👍🏻.


4.) 20 Jul 2018 14:33:57
Scholes, I'd imagine ed002 means that if United had of waited a bit longer they could have potentially bought a player that was "better" than Fred.

There's still a lot of business to be done. For example let's say Kroos becomes available, we're stocked up in midfield now and can't go for him.

I'm happy with the balance of the midfield though. Ed002 saying we had discussions with Spurs about Alderweireld and it didn't go anywhere fast is very worrying.

Obviously I expect us to bring in at least a few new players, but how far down the list are they going to be?


5.) 20 Jul 2018 15:11:14
Yh Mumbles, do like the midfield options myself, just seen the clock ticking down on Sky Sports, 20 days left lol, wonder how many will come in? Also, i'm hoping we do end up getting Alderweireld, Spurs' way of getting max amount for him like this? Hopefully they'll bite as it's unlikely Levy will risk losing him for a less amount next summer.


6.) 20 Jul 2018 15:43:54
From what I've read and I don't know how true it is, we're around £20 million apart in valuation. That's a lot considering how tough Levy is with negotiating a price. Also, we probably should be trying to shift a centre back on before we bring him in. We have Bailey, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling and Rojo. I'm sure Jose would part with most of them but finding a buyer might be tough.

We'd like Alderweireld in ASAP. Spurs can wait until deadline day, means nothing to them.

I know the figures being quoted could be pie in the sky but I highly doubt the United board want to spend £60 million on a 29 year old. We may have to look at alternatives.


 

 

26 Feb 2018 08:11:51
Well, what a result. Defeated a good Chelsea side, who, I think many believed to be he favourites.

I think it was a slightly nervy start to the game, Chelsea were quick to move the ball around and were getting men forward, Hazard was trying to dictate the game and even Willian was always willing to take on a man. Morata had a great chance to put Chelsea one up and I think, had that gone it, it would have changed the mood at OT.

Sanchez could have and should have taken that chance and buried it, he didn't need to take an extra touch, I think once he took a second touch, the chance was gone. I don't know why he took the touch, confidence issues, maybe?

Moving on, I think Pogba played well today. Didn't let Kante or Drinkwater take him out of the game and was always keen on taking a man on. Him and Matic looked solid today and Mctominay added some much needed grip in the midfield. While Chelsea's passing looked quick and crisp at times, whenever United got hold of the ball, they reduced the tempo of the game and i think that went well. That mean we were looking to play the ball and not just hoof it up field and make Lukaku run for them.

Smalling sort of raised his game little and did a good job on Morata and other Chelsea attackers, which was good. Lindelof had a terrific game as well, he needs more game time and he can possibly form a good partnership with Bailly.

Martial, I think had a strange game and I think Lingard offered more movement and fluidity in play when he came on.

Lukaku's start was not the greatest, I think a couple of touch went here and there, but the strength he showed for the goal was tremendous and even the ball he played for Lingard was insane. *On a side note, why can't other players cross the ball like that for him? He'll thrive if he gets such a service. * I was hoping he'd be able to finish the galloping run he took in the second half, he just glided past the Chelsea defence as if they weren't there.

All in all, I guess Mou will be happy with a performance like this, I know I am.

Raghav

1.) 26 Feb 2018 11:55:43
It’s that old cliché that strikers are better crossers because they know where they want the ball!


2.) 26 Feb 2018 12:29:12
is that true Caolan? If it was then we should have scored bucket loads with two strikers in Martial and Rashford on the wings. lol.


 

 

12 Feb 2018 14:49:20
{Ed's Note - Raghav has posted a new article entitled, Surely Manchester United are capable of playing better

Raghav

1.) 12 Feb 2018 14:58:23
Thank you for posting this Ed :)

{Ed033's Note - ok, thanks for sending it in.


 

 

17 Jan 2018 09:40:24
One for the Eds. This isn't a question about how likely Sanchez is going to sign for us, but, it's more on the lines of whether United are buying the player because he is available or was he one of players that Mou wanted?

Basically, is it whimsical purchase, to satisfy the fans?

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - Jose wants him and wants rid of Mickey so it is a win win situation.}


 

 

16 Jan 2018 07:35:00
I think Owen Hargreaves has lost the plot.

I was watching the pre-match thing last night and his opinions and words are laughable.

At half-time, when the pundits got to know that City have pulled out of the race, he said this

"City don't need a player like Sanchez. Don't see where he fits. He's 29 and goes against the policy that City are trying to follow and he can't see Sanchez fitting into that squad. "

Wow, I know you are free to have opinions, but this is shambolic, you can't have such bias. I think the dumbf**k has forgotten who made him big.
Eds (Sorry for the abusive language)

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - I am sure he fully remembers Bayern Munich Raghav, don't you worry.}


1.) 16 Jan 2018 07:58:46
Agreed, 'the who made him big' was excessive, but it was just annoyance about the kind of bias the guy has for United. It's a bit too much.


2.) 16 Jan 2018 07:59:34
To be fair a few month ago a lot of people on here where saying the same.


3.) 16 Jan 2018 08:08:33
Saying what jred?


4.) 16 Jan 2018 08:48:53
Hargreaves is a very, very poor pundit. Was a great player for Bayern and would have been for is bar rotten injuries. Not much more to be said on him.


5.) 16 Jan 2018 09:29:23
Hargreaves sounding like LVG 🤣🤣.


6.) 16 Jan 2018 09:57:47
Eric,

I respect Hargreaves for the player that was. We paid good money for him and he was quite good in the red shirt. The point is not that, the point is, when you are being called to a show and your opinion is being heard by thousands, if not millions, then I think it's given that you should not be biased.

Yes, rip the team apart when they play like crap, but give credit where credit is due. Is that too much to ask?


7.) 16 Jan 2018 10:24:36
He was an excellent player when fit, he is just bitter about how things turned out for him at United.


Understandable if the rumours are true. Apparently when we first tried to sign him and Bayern rebuffed our advances he picked up an injury that ideally required an operation. Bayern wanted to save face with their fans so went down the route of injections instead. The following summer United went back in for him, Bayern knowing he needed an operation sold him. United having spent over a year trying to sign him didn’t want to be left with egg on their face by signing an injured player so they went down the injection route as well. Two years of playing on knees that needed an operation rather than pain killing injections supposedly destroyed his knees and he was never able to fully recover. Like I say these are just the rumours I’ve heard.


Then when his contract was up for renewal the club decided not to offer him a deal, which from the clubs perspective makes sense. Why sign a player to a large contract if he is unlikely to be able to play for you? However, from Hargreaves perspective a club pushed him to have injections rather than the operation which lead to the end of his career and then the club dumped him at the first opportunity.


If that is how things went (and I say if as it is unsubstantiated, although comes from a good source) then is it any wonder why Hargreaves is slightly bitter toward United?


8.) 16 Jan 2018 10:46:23
Raghav. Rather write. Who kept on paying him even on injury table for years. and he digested that money with ease.


 

 

 

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31 Jul 2018 12:39:01
Ed,

Just a question, do you think it's good business for United to sell Pogba and possibly replace him with Kroos?

By good business, I mean, will it be a helpful move for the club, in terms of getting the right players?

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - I think selling Pogba would be good business but I think there are better options than Kroos.}


 

 

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26 Jul 2018 10:23:48
Ed, does this mean that Lindelof has been written off, completely?

Raghav

{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't say written off. I just think it's very unlikely he will impress enough to become first choice cb at the club}


 

 

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11 Jul 2018 08:42:46
That's a class reply ed!

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, if it was me you meant?}


 

 

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06 Feb 2018 09:37:27
Guys,

I cannot reply to what every single poster has said and I respect what each one of you has said.

So here's the thing, what I said about Rashford does not mean that I want him sold, of course, I want him to be a success at United and play for us for many many years, but on the current form that he is in and the way I see him play week in and week out, I just don't think he's learning the right things. I'm all for giving the kid every chance that he rightfully deserves, but I'm thoughtful of the fact that if he doesn't learn or change, then the club should be smart about it and not emotional.

Raghav

 

 

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05 Feb 2018 10:26:46
Angelred,

If you think I'm being short-sighted when it comes to Rashford, then let me clarify, that I'm not. I'm not saying this 'coz I've only seen 2 or 3 matches and seen him not perform, and hence I've made up my mind. It's my observation over the course of the season and not just in the Premier League, I have watched him play in the League Cup and even FA Cup.

I think his decision making is way off, sometimes he's way too selfish. I'm in no way saying that he's a bad player, but I feel these basic things need to be addressed so that his game can develop. And there is probably nothing wrong with the kind of people he's playing with, I don't think there is any other team in the League that will be able to help him mature as a player.

Also, 12daysofhermida, I don't know. Maybe I'll give him a season or two more and if he still fails to deliver, then maybe, it might be the time to sell.

Raghav

 

 

 

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15 Aug 2018 12:36:49
Ed, you think VDS is a good choice as a DoF?

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - Van Der Sar? No, he would be a particularly stupid choice - he has no relevant experience.}


 

 

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13 Aug 2018 18:52:51
What's the code for this page?

Raghav

 

 

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11 Aug 2018 07:06:07
Darmian was awful for the first 20 mins, when Gray had him beat. Not after that. Open your eyes, mate. x.

Raghav

 

 

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10 Aug 2018 07:53:07
AJH, I completely agree with your post. I read something similar, wherein, the author spoke about how the board saw Mou's demand for older players as short terms fixes, and not better than what was available to him. Personally, I feel only Toby would have been a good addition to the squad, but I also feel that Lindelof, who has been completely written off, deserves a proper run of games, before making him a part of the bench. Similarly, as bad as Smalling or Jones are, they are semi-decent backup players to have.

The problem however, starts when Mou starts using one of Smalling or Jones to partner Bailly, that I feel should not happen, as clearly, Lindelof is miles ahead of both of them combined (personal opinion) .

The only other position that I feel should have been looked at was leftback. Sandro was there for the taking (at least, according to the Eds he was) and I don't know why United did not pursuit that, even one Philipe Max (spelling) was on our list of potential LB's, wonder why he wasn't looked at. The problem of us having no width will remain a problem, but that problem can be rectified at the training level and it is upto the manager and the coaches to solve that.

Sanchez, Martial, Rashford all can play on the left, and all three can be equally efficient on the right as well, heck, Sanchez started his Barcelona career as a RW, and I don't see why one of Martial or Rashford cannot be the taught to deliver a ball in the box.

Buying players just for the sake of buying is a problem that been plaguing United for a while now, obviously, this started post the SAF era and has continued till now. Maybe the board is right in not spending the dough as per the whims of the manager and maybe they are right in trying to judge the manager based on his performance on the field, rather than in the transfer market.

That said, I know it might be a difficult season, we might have to face 4 really anxious months (up to Christmas) and maybe Mou won't be here and maybe we'll be in turmoil, but I'll still support this club.

We play Leicester tonight at Old Trafford and while we all might have seen a lot of football thanks to the WC, there is nothing like a late night kick-off at OT, let's get behind the boys who wear the jersey, even though many of us might or might not want to get behind the manager.

Raghav

 

 

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07 Aug 2018 08:47:54
Ed: Does this mean that we are done as far as incomings are concered? No more transfer business for us?

Raghav

{Ed004's Note - Hopefully there is. I'm just not getting my hopes uo}