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08 May 2019 18:53:44
How reliable is Duncan Castles? He is reporting that we have agreed PDybala release clause price.
Ed2 is there any truth in this?


{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know.}

1.) 08 May 2019 20:15:18
Not to be pedantic but it wasnt duncan castles who reported that story, it was his colleague ian mcgarry.

I was listening to it on their podcast called the “jose mourinho can do no wrong” podcast.

2.) 08 May 2019 21:37:25
Pretty sure he doesn’t have a release clause. Duncan castles was only really reliable when mourinho was there. Even then he wasn’t always right.

3.) 08 May 2019 22:23:42
Dybala would be the cherry on top of the cake for some teams, we just need a base, filling and icing first. It would be a typical Woodward signing, probably followed by Bale and Kroos.

4.) 09 May 2019 00:33:43
Dybala could be a sign of the type of way we will play next season. Fluid forwards capable of interchanging. If martial could pull the finger out him, Rashford and dybala would be a very tasty front 3. However all speculation at this point.

5.) 09 May 2019 08:13:00
Caolan_2 that all sounds lovely but why would Dybala coming in change the attitude of Martial and the decision making of Rashford.
This is the type of signing we should be looking at next summer if we can get the basics right next season. It would be like dumping Mesut Ozil in our failing team and thinking he’ll sort the mess out. He’s a luxury player who doesn’t really nail down a position with either Juve or Argentina.
Of course, I’d love to have these words rammed down my throat in 12 months time but there’s a lot more to be done than an £85 million no.10.

6.) 09 May 2019 10:46:31
Not saying that at all mate, and I do agree with you. The lines I’m thinking on is that it may be an indicator on how we want to play. He will be a good signing if he is the final piece. On martial I don’t know how his attitude is going to be changed, I think it could be something that comes from within him.

7.) 09 May 2019 11:31:43
Don't know if the Eds will know

If Pogba is looking to move on and if Juventus are still interested, and Pogba is happy to go to Juve and Dybala happy to go to United

Could their be a gentleman agreement in which both clubs sell the players to each other?

{Ed002's Note - No, that would not happen.}

8.) 09 May 2019 11:55:47
Thanks Ed002. Thought it was worth a ask. Have a nice day.

9.) 10 May 2019 02:14:20
Not what we need.



05 Aug 2017 03:16:09
Hi lads,

Just wondering if any development on De Gea future? Do Eds expect him to stay or could we be set for a late bid from Real?


{Ed001's Note - Real have got other parts of the team to sort out at the moment, though they are still interested in him.}

1.) 05 Aug 2017 09:24:36
Have we anyone in mind if Real push for De Gea this summer? Or is it unlikely De Gea moves to Madrid this window?

Also is Romero a definitely stayer?


{Ed002's Note - I have answered this before - try the search engine.}

2.) 05 Aug 2017 12:27:59
If De Gea does go to Real I believe Handanovic is Mourinhos preference.

3.) 05 Aug 2017 12:30:26
: De Gea has one less day left on his contract than he did yesterday :o.

4.) 05 Aug 2017 14:33:20
Romero has just signed a new contract so I would assume Jose will use him as first choice if Ddg leaves.

5.) 05 Aug 2017 21:53:30
Romero has to be the best second choice keeper around, but I don't think he is good enough to be number 1. Having him as number 1 wouldn't be the end of the world, but we really should have someone at least at Petr Cech's level if not better.

6.) 05 Aug 2017 22:46:51
Cech is past his best and has not been the same player since he had that head injury he has not commanded the penalty area the same.

7.) 05 Aug 2017 22:51:57
Romero is as good as Cech at his current level. He's more than good enough to start. DDG though is world class and a definite step up. How many more points that equates to in a season is impossible to say though.

8.) 06 Aug 2017 01:00:14
Romero is a very good keeper but not a great one and the very very best keepers can make the difference in tight matches and tight seasons. It's not necessarily about the total amount of points they can save you (although that obviously helps) but it can be more about one save or one match which proves pivotal. It can be against a title rival or a lesser team but the impetus it can give can inspire your team and deflate your rivals. Schmeichel was probably the best recent example of this before DDG.



06 Apr 2017 15:26:27
If Ed2 is about do they know what its options are for strikers next year? Do they expect Ibra to stay another year? If Ibra leaves who are club looking at to replace him?
LewAndowski, Kane, Lukaku, Belotti have all been mentioned in the press.

I feel it may hamper our options as other top strikers may be reluctant to join while Ibra still here.
I hope Griezman comes but he wouldn't be a typical Mourinho striker. Maybe he plays out wide with a target man through the middle or a change of formation.


{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine - I have explained.}



11 Dec 2015 13:35:31
Could some of eds shed some light on the Giggs-Swansea rumours? While I realise that it may be a matter for the Swansea page I think it will be a key indicator as to how top men at the club are planning for life post LVG.
I don't think Giggs would go for example of he was promised the managers position once LVG leaves? And in same vein Swansea wouldn't take him on a short contract?


{Ed001's Note - no one knows what is happening, with regards to the Swansea end, as it is one man making the decision. However there were applications received for the job and it has been claimed by someone within the club that Giggs' was amongst them. Man Utd would be willing to let him go, as, despite the comments from LVG, it is not 100% certain he will take over next.}

1.) 11 Dec 2015 23:10:07
Thanks ed.

2.) 12 Dec 2015 09:44:38
Perhaps of more interest is Gary Neville acquiring managerial experience in Spain. Personally I think he would be a better fit than Giggs in 18 months time, but as Harold Wilson once said, " A week is a long time in politics".



09 Dec 2015 00:54:33
Ok. so there were some positives (young players) but while we love to see them get their chance the club shouldn't be in a position, after spending the money they have, where we need 5/6 in the team in biggest game of the year.

Am I the only 1 that cringed when I read that they plan to give LVG another 200 million to spend? I think his signings as a whole have been unsuccessful. Martial and Memphis may well turn out good in long run but for the money spent we should be getting established players in and pick when to play 1/2 of younger guys.


1.) 09 Dec 2015 08:10:24
Another load of rubbish performance last night. I can't see any positives apart from De Gea and if we're playing youngsters why not play Pereira? LVG has lost my faith a month or 2 ago and he has done nothing since then to prove me wrong so he has to go.

2.) 09 Dec 2015 13:14:16
I get that everyone is frustrated. but we went out in the europa league under fergie too. van gaal is building a club here. his genius wasn't really appreciated until he left Barcelona and bayern. and if you say that he is foolish, players like schweini, xavi, robben, muller and puyol are idiots to still hold him in such high regard?
Nothing can be built overnight. and 1 and a half years he has been here is hardly any time in the grand scheme of things. if you are saying that louis van gaal needs to leave, surely you started supporting united 3 years ago!
Louis van gaal was bought in to arrest utd's slide and he has done that. he now deserves the chance to take them forward. judge him in may!
He might be a very stubborn person, but he's not an idiot!

3.) 09 Dec 2015 13:51:54
Great post Tom.

4.) 09 Dec 2015 14:21:27
Top post.

5.) 09 Dec 2015 19:23:53
lvg must have the best pr man in football history.
when he gets sacked and a new manager comes in and plays different tactics but with the same players, and the team then looks 100 % better, some people give lvg the credit .

6.) 09 Dec 2015 19:31:31
The issue with me is that they playing unacceptable football for United, I can accept us getting knocked out the CL but only playing for the last 20 mins last night doesn't count, we are Manchester United one of/the biggest clubs in the world and we need to play more quality football.

7.) 11 Dec 2015 08:29:45
I'm sorry - have to disagree. LVG is not building a club. He's here for 18 more months maximum, has sold lots of players who could have done a job to trim the wage bill for the money men in charge, attracted no major stars, and currently left us with the smallest and poorest squad at the club since the 1980s.

8.) 11 Dec 2015 14:05:39
So the debate goes on about LVG. Fergie won nothing for 4 years, then when he built his team look what happened. Leave LVG do what is needed, then welcome the glory days back in 2017.

{Ed007's Note - If that's the case why didn't you stick with Moyes and you'd be a year closer to the 'glory days'?}




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28 Jun 2019 23:43:19

Is there any truth to the Abameyang rumours? Strange target if true considering that we had seemed to be going after younger players with potential.
Can ed confirm or deny if he is being targeted and if so would arsenal be willing to Let him go to a rival.


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}



04 Feb 2019 21:20:18
What do people think of Declan Rice. could be ideal replacement for Matic?
Rotate with for starters then eventually make place his own.
Been very impressed with him again tonight.


1.) 04 Feb 2019 21:29:02
Would be a good addition but would probably cost a fortune.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 21:53:01
He's that good he could replace him now.
Give them Lukaku or Sanchez or both.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 22:12:28
Looks like a fantastic young player. Very composed and reads the game very well. As above though, he would likely cost a fortune having just signed a new contract. However, if we are going to throw money at a PL team for a defensive midfielder, why not go mad?

If we finish in the top 4 and Chelsea don't, go for Kante?

4.) 04 Feb 2019 22:26:28
Got to say rice was great tonight, and i was surprised to see how well chicha holds the ball up now.

5.) 04 Feb 2019 23:11:33
I believe he is the best young midfielder anywhere and we should go all out to get him before City try for him.

6.) 05 Feb 2019 11:10:27
We should sign him and Thomas Muller as a double act.

7.) 05 Feb 2019 11:38:38
Brilliant Shappy!

8.) 05 Feb 2019 11:53:13
Any one of Neves or Rice.

9.) 05 Feb 2019 16:21:42

Nice, I like it.

Have a thumbs up.

10.) 05 Feb 2019 19:31:47
If they flopped shappy we'd look like puddings.



28 Aug 2018 12:52:40
Saddest thing I have heard today was from a few other utd fans who said " at least they had a go". to me this is just ridiculous!

When a bottom level club come up against top teams and get stuck in or run around like headless chickens that to me is "having a go". once Spurs weathered the early storm they were far superior technically, tactically, physically and mentally.

Herrera, Fred, Lingard, Valencia and few others will always "have a go" which to me is the bare minimum you would expect from any professional at any club. However I feel we lack quality. How many of our team would get in City, Liverpool, Spurs or even Chelsea team. Athletes (Mourinho type) but not technically good enough on the ball to control a game. Mourinho has always had this type of team and has had success so won't change. Happy to be defensive first but seems we can't even do that now!




22 Jun 2018 09:36:19
Wanted to see what people opinions were on Dembele of spurs.
One of my favorite players from opposition teams past few years. Thought Utd should have tried sign him when he left Fulham.
Available according to reports and would be an upgrade on current midfield options. Still only 30/ 31 so couple years left.


1.) 22 Jun 2018 09:56:05
I think his play has been getting worse in r3cent years. He isn't the same player he was few years ago.

2.) 22 Jun 2018 09:59:13
I'd do it Tonebags.

3.) 22 Jun 2018 10:05:02
Always rated Dembele. I go to quite a few Fulham games and when he left I said he woukd have been perfect in our midfield.
Now i'm not sure he is what we need now. Fred, Pogba and Matic I asume will be first choice. Herrera and Mctominay will get games too. I woukdnt say Dembele is better than Herrera tbh. Herrera is more mobile whike Dembele is more physical. Both good players on the ball and Herrera never shirks a tackle.
Plus Dembele is already touting himself to China and U. S apparentley. Wants one more big pay day.

4.) 22 Jun 2018 12:34:41
Fantastic player, great in so many aspects of midfield play. However, his injuries are catching up with him now and he is on the decline. I think he would be better off heading to a less physical league. Seire A or La Liga maybe. But sadly I feel his time of being able to boss midfields every week in the EPL is coming to a close.

{Ed004's Note - I have to agree with Snappy here. Injuries are taking their toll on him and I'd rather recruit a youngster with a lot of potential. Realistically our midfield 3 will be Matic, Pogba and Fred with Herrera as experienced cover for all positions and McTominay cover as well. A Barella or Ndombele would be perfect for next season. If Jose rates him high enough then Perreira could assume this role}

5.) 22 Jun 2018 16:36:25
I don't really see the point on going for players on the downward slope. We missed the boat when he would have been a good signing.



25 Feb 2018 22:24:40
Just an observation on young McTominay.
I see a lot of similarities with Darren Fletcher in his game. We all know how Fergie trusted him, big games in particular. Not a fancy name like some may like but could be a very useful squad member in coming years.
Hope he isn't forced out by new signings.


1.) 25 Feb 2018 22:45:04
Good call, Tonebags, despite his mistake for the goal, McTominay seems to be growing into a solid player. He stuck to his task today, which doesn't make highlight reels, but is very important. He also seemed to grow in confidence as the game wore on, getting stuck in on the tackles, and getting right in Rudiger's face with the little clash with Matic. He behaves like a real pro, which is what we remember about Darren Fletcher.

2.) 25 Feb 2018 23:50:27
He was excellent today against some of the best attackers and midfielders in the business.

He did let Willian run off him for their goal - a mistake I'm sure the coaches will be using to help develop him this week. He also played a couple of wild passes, but in fairness to the lad Pogba and Matic were playing hot potato in the middle of the pitch at one point and he at least tried to take control of the situation.

I imagine Jose is delighted with him in particular tonight.

3.) 26 Feb 2018 08:13:55
Tonebags. Funny you should say that, my son and I were at OT and said exactly the same.




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11 Jan 2019 09:58:08
With Aldervierweld supposedly have a £25 million clause surely that is great value. Even 35-40 would be.




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08 Mar 2016 21:29:55
It showed last game what LVG thinks of younger players. as soon as Rojo and Darmian were for they were back in. Even though I thought Varela and Borth were doing well. They're energy and exuberance was infectious. much as RAshford is up too. I aid bet any money that Rooney would be straight in when available no matter how many RAshford may score. The young lads play with no fear but I feel LVG interprets that as reckless and fathers men who will follow his strict instructions.




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11 Dec 2015 23:10:07
Thanks ed.




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11 Jul 2015 19:01:19
Personally see both carrick and BS playing together. BS is more box to box than Cdm for me. Also think it will help carrick as he is much better with a forward thinking passer(scholes)
I think it will be blind to cover Cdm and Lb.
Then it'll be between mata and Herrera for acm role.
Herrera can also play box to box so think we pretty well covered in middle. Would rather buy a cb and striker before another cm




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16 May 2015 16:39:23
I would see Naingollan as similar type to De Jong but with better passing. Think he would be ideal in mid 3 with Herrera and then depending on opposition for other player. Carrick for bigger games and let Herrera further forward. Mata for games where opposition will sit deep.





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28 Dec 2018 23:07:17
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21 Aug 2017 15:20:55
I worry he may play Zlatan at 10 and shift Miki right. Ultimately it'll be Mata who loses his place.
Hope I'm wrong but I can't see Ibra being content as an impact sub or squad player and not starting the big games.




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09 Aug 2017 11:56:34
Was thinking about this too. Possibly a diamond midfield 4 with Matic at base, Pogba and Herrera and Micki at point behind a front two? Think this will show up our limited full backs though.