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16 Jun 2017 17:00:06
Craig Norwood has just tweeted that Perisic is due for a medical this weekend.

Utd Road

1.) 16 Jun 2017 17:44:48
No he never.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 21:05:00
My bad. someone tweeted from a copy/ fake account of CN.



31 Mar 2017 12:58:28
Di Marzio thinks Griezmann is off to Bayern and Utd are going for Mbappe.

Can't see Bayern paying such a high fee.

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17 Mar 2017 11:11:46
Feel a bit of perspective is missing here today.

We won the game last night. It wasn't pretty but it was game 3 of 4 in 11 days and 72 hours after playing Chelsea with 10 men for an hour.

Pogba getting injured is a bad thing, he is a good player which any of our rivals would love to have. He has had some bad games and some good. Last night he showed some good work.

The performance wasn't great but there a mitigating circumstances.

Mouriniho is being a moody sod - no shock there. But he has a point about the fixtures and the pitch in Rostov.

3 points by hook or by crook on Sunday and everyone can be happy bunnies until the next game.

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1.) 17 Mar 2017 18:43:13
The post on the banter page seemingly celebrating pogba being injured makes me feel embarrassed to be a United fan.

2.) 17 Mar 2017 19:09:31
I get that a lot nowadays gds I popped on the live chat last night and left after seeing a jose out post .
It's getting pathetic.

3.) 17 Mar 2017 19:37:10
Live in age where instant success is demanded instead of longetivity.

4.) 18 Mar 2017 04:55:36
They have the right to say that as a fan GDS. but that doesn't make them any smarter or more right. It's easy to criticize but not able to do things they think can be done easily. Just continue supporting and read selectively 😂😂😂. I've come to terms with that.
I am sure even if we win all the titles and cups there is to win, the moment we lose a game all the negativity will come back. 😂😂😂.

5.) 18 Mar 2017 07:41:19
It's a fine balance of playing your role as a fan and supporting the team and being able voice opinions.

My view is for 90 mins you back the players and manager as we are branches of the same tree (the club) . When the game is done it is time to discuss and review and there is an element of free speech here.



27 Feb 2017 16:49:17
So does anyone believe the rumour that Zlatan will leave at the end of the season?

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1.) 27 Feb 2017 17:02:13
He staying lol.

2.) 27 Feb 2017 20:56:17
I'm not saying I believe it, but think it is properly narcissistic to want to tease the fans / press.

I guess he will do 1 or 2 more seasons.

3.) 27 Feb 2017 21:14:10
It's smart business by his agent, probably get a pay rise aswell from it, tbh he deserves it.

4.) 27 Feb 2017 21:22:00
If we get cl otherwise i'm not sure.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 23:36:22
Good point on the pay rise but isn't it a simple activation of a 2nd year of pre agreed terms?

Perhaps he is trying to leverage a 3rd year?

6.) 28 Feb 2017 09:29:26
Not sure on his contract structure if it a pre-agreement with either a club option or a player option tbh

Maybe one of the Eds can shed some light on it.

{Ed002's Note - He is on a one year contract with the option of a second year if both he and the club agree. It is very simple.}



26 Feb 2017 08:23:59
Sunday Mirror report we are in for Donnaruma.

Express report De Gea pushing to go to Real and is concerned he will miss his chance if Courtois goes.

Probably elements of truth in both.

Donnaruma would be a sound replacement.

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1.) 26 Feb 2017 14:23:35
I don't think he will go. he's had ample opportunity before and not done so. Spanish or not I think he will be with us after the Summer.

2.) 26 Feb 2017 20:03:14
If R. Madrid come knocking DeGea will go, no doubt about it.
Donnaruma will be the next big thing IMO, he has already played 50+ games of top level football and at such a young age still, he could be with us for 15years.

3.) 26 Feb 2017 22:42:57
Only way De Gea leaves United if he puts in a transfer request in, United will obviously fight tooth and nail to keep him here, personally why do you want leave, your likely going to be United no1 until your retire unlike Real Madrid where they will either toss you out when you start declining or the next De Gea comes along.

4.) 26 Feb 2017 23:40:10
@Gordon when he had the chance to go he took it and a fax machine kept him at Utd.

The way the article is pitched is if Courtois signs he won't get the chance to go back to Spain playing at the elite level as ter Stegan and Courtois as youngish. And that is why he's going to push for the move.

I agree Donnaruma would be a good choice to come in but don't see it happening.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 10:09:07
If De Gea goes will need to go all out on Donnamruma, don't think I seen as a talented kid for a goalkeeper in my life, even the likes of Buffon, Casillas and De Gea who were pretty good at a young age didn't have his quality at the ages of 17/ 18.

6.) 28 Feb 2017 23:57:47
Utd Road. I know what you mean but from what I read at the time (could be pure conjecture) but that made DDG doubt how much he was really wanted at the time by Madrid. He's a hero here and always will be. his successive player of the season awards speak volumes. I may be an optimist but I don't think EVERY Spaniard would leave England (especially us) for the big two. I think Herrera will become a club legend too and turn down one or both in the next couple of years when the Barcelona lads retire.

7.) 01 Mar 2017 15:13:14
Shane88. I agree most Spaniards including DDG would leave for a chance to play for the bog 2 in La Liga. Only the fax machine prevented the deal last time

Romeo has played well in the cup matches this year but is not in the same class as DDG
Donnamruma will be difficult to sign. He is a lifelong Milan fan and now playing for them
His idol is Buffon who has spent his entire career in Italy
Historically the Italian national team has always had a preference to picking players who play in their national league

Basically, he is a fan of the club he is playing for, playing in his home country and living in the trendiest part of Italy

Would you give that up to come to rainy Manchester with potential home sickness and language issues

I think we need to prioritise the scouting for a new keeper but unfortunately i don't think that can be Donnamruma.




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16 Jan 2018 19:56:24
So if Mhki goes to Arsenal will he get credited with an assist?

Utd Road

1.) 17 Jan 2018 00:29:45
Yes why not.



14 Jan 2018 17:31:28
Hi Ed’s does Sanchez interest end the interest in Ozil?

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{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with Oezil.}



01 Jan 2018 20:55:03
Sir Alex Ferguson, it would seem, knew all along.

“Jesse Lingard is going to be some player, ” he said three years ago.

“He is 19, came through our youth system and is built like Jean Tigana was for France.

“But he never got into the limelight there until he was about 24, and I think that will be the same with Lingard.

“He will become a player when he’s 22 or so. As an attacking midfielder he has got a really good talent. I think he will be a player we have high hopes for, definitely. ”.

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1.) 01 Jan 2018 21:05:14
Fergie class. Knew how to spot a player.



14 Dec 2017 13:41:11
Hi Ed001&002

If you get chance I would be really interested in your opinion on how Man Utd are being operated in terms of player transfers/ contracts and youth setup and if there any changes happening?

It looks like we are incompetent in terms of transfer business but the youth setup seems to be improved. I would hope player recruitment follow suit.


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{Ed002's Note - Given the ease that money has been spent I am not sure why you see it as incompetent. In the summer MU had a list of GKs but it was not needed. They did not add a RB as the clear first choice was not available in the summer. They added the CB the manager wanted. MU addred the DM player the manager wanted. And they added the striker that, for reasons unknown to me, decided was the one he wanted. So in the big scheme of things they got most of what they wanted. I am not sure why you see that as a problem. I know little of the youth set up and there is no structured loan system - but that is unrelated to the first team. I am not sure what changes you are thinking about or where. The club wanted one particular person as Director of Football and he was not interested in a move to Manachester. But now he is in discussions with another club. I really don't see any big issue with any of this right now.}

1.) 14 Dec 2017 18:51:09
Thanks for the reply Ed.

I have kind built a perspective from your comments and from the outside looking in as the club seem to be signing players who either have no long term use or never good enough or ready and then move them, seems to be a lack of planning when comes to signings (Zlatan/ Depay), the stadium is falling well behind other elite level clubs, youbseaod yourself the training facilities look cheap, we have seemed to struggle get other deals over the line eg Morata (who I was told was first choice) and Perisic deal was a farce.

Overall I think Chelsea and a Man City appear to operated with more strategy in the behaviour coming from the way the operate the club, to signings, to the facilities etc.

{Ed002's Note I am not sure I mentioned the stadium specifically, but the MU owned facilities are not up to the London clubs' facilities. Morata was certainly never first choice for Manchetser United, someone is teasing you. Perisic was about money. Depay was never ready - I explained that at the time. Ibrahimovic was simply a mistake which meant delaying a further year buying another striker. Manchester City spend more money than Manchester United and are right on the edge FFP wise - and certainly if the "elite" European sides get their way will have problems going forward with the amount of "income" that can be charged in respect of FFP. Manchester City have a larger income than most, and whilst working within the rules are making use of some pretty extreme sponsorship that comes via their owner's business interests plus they havce proportional Chinese ownership. So the figures are skewed.

This is seen as an issue by UEFA and the reason there have been efforts over the past three years or so to agree a sponsorship cap. UEFA are happy for those European clubs that meet (now twice a year) to come up with a proposal, but so far they have failed to agree a figure. UEFA are aware that taking the matter to the European Club Association will not help them. Eventually they will come up with a cap themselves and that will be it. A similar issue is being discussed about capping TV and media income for FFP. With a UEFA senior official moved on it might be easier to push something through as the resistance was related to the three clubs that would be most impacted by a change include Manchester City and two clubs that play in the French league.

Effectively the cap would say something like, "regardless of the amount of sponsorship a club obtains, only the first €115M will be allowable for the purposes of the FFP calculation". The same could be done with the media income - obviously that would hit all of the English sides and a few others. It is contraversial but there is a swell of effort from other sides to make it happen. One side who were leading the push pulled out of the group of "elite" sides earlier this year so it will take others to pick up the ball on that one. Chelsea has a fixed business model and the structure in place to be easily self-sufficient and they have a better income than most. Their costs come with changing coaching staff - but that generally means success. They cannot be compared to Manchester United. Manchester United's recent problems stem from the fans forcing out van Gaal and that screwing well understood plans going forward to 2022. Mourinho is there but I have explained the difficulties all along. The desire for a Director of Football ended in failure as I have explained.}

2.) 14 Dec 2017 19:18:02
Ed002 i would like to know your opinion about Lukaku. From your comment it seems that you don't rate him or i didn't understand? I never understood the reason for buying this player, i don't rate him at all and i agree with Beast in everything he has said.

{Ed002's Note - I don't "rate" players. Mourinho wanted Lukaku and there was no way he could return to Chelsea which is what Lukaku wanted. He wasn't first choice but he was the first choice available. He will score goals - then the fans will get on his back and Ibrahimovic will be there to add to the disruption and to make life difficult for him. A self-inflicted wound.}

3.) 14 Dec 2017 19:44:45
Interesting that you mention the director of football there ed. Sorry but this may be a silly question but what exactly does a DoF do? I’ve never quite understood the position.

{Ed002's Note - Sits between the board and the footballing business. Runs the entire footballing business, first team, youth, scouting etc.. Get involved in buying and selling players etc., etc..}

4.) 14 Dec 2017 21:05:00
So an extremely key role. Cheers ed.

{Ed002's Note - Some clubs think so - some don't.}

5.) 14 Dec 2017 21:11:07
Thank you for the detailed reply. Always a pleasure to read your insights 002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

6.) 15 Dec 2017 03:24:14
Superb. Thanks Ed.

7.) 15 Dec 2017 06:33:42

Don't know if you want to answer this, but just to know.

If Morata and Lukaku, both weren't first choice for United, then who was it?


{Ed002's Note - Andrea Belotti.}

8.) 15 Dec 2017 12:22:05
Will we back in for Belotti in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt it, the club has moved on.}

9.) 15 Dec 2017 13:35:31
Sorry again, Ed. I didn't know Belloti was first choice.
What happened? Was Torino asking for too much money? More than what we paid for Lukaku?

{Ed002's Note - Read the posts from the summer.}

10.) 15 Dec 2017 14:24:02
Very interesting read that ed cheers.

11.) 15 Dec 2017 14:24:02
Very interesting read that ed cheers.

{Ed002's Note - thx.}



10 Dec 2017 15:44:12
This is going to be amazing or horrific today

Bold team selection
doesn’t look like a bus is being parked.

Utd Road

1.) 10 Dec 2017 16:12:40
Amazing we hope and hope we can compete in midfield. Shame fellaini is not featuring.
I predicted the Liverpool Everton score and I had our score at 2 all. But i hope we can win convincingly.

2.) 10 Dec 2017 18:45:42
It doesn't matter how many attackers you get on the pitch when all they are going to do is defend.

3.) 10 Dec 2017 18:45:42
It doesn't matter how many attackers you get on the pitch when all they are going to do is defend.




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16 Jan 2018 22:57:34
2021. Lowry are throwing a party as we speak.

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14 Jan 2018 12:41:38
It is being reported that Arsenal players believe he is going to Utd.

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14 Jan 2018 12:41:09
It’s BSI g reported that Arsenal players believe he is going to Utd.

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17 Dec 2017 20:33:45
Better than Smalling, Jones, probably on par Lindelof and Rojo.

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16 Nov 2017 19:53:50
Jan - Try for Rose and maybe CM if Fellaini goes, maybe Ozil

Summer - Lewandoski, David and a CB (Umtiti or Upa Meccano? )

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20 Feb 2018 22:40:21
I honestly think that some press are directly paid by City’s owners to do PR for them.

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16 Feb 2018 09:13:38
It’s easy to slate Pogba but look at the performances without him.

He s a very talented player JM needs to sort his tactics out to get the best out of him.

People haven’t criticise Martial playing poorly in for 2 games on right wing, same for Pogba. Play him in his best position and he will shine.

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21 Jan 2018 18:34:23
Hard no on Moura.

I don’t think we need to sign anyone else unless people leave.

In summer we have TFM back for Rb, AP back for CM so with Fellaini gong plus say Mata and Herrera I think we will go for an midfielder, winger and CB.

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18 Jan 2018 13:09:55
We are judged against the high standards we set.

Other clubs with no recent history or recent success seem are judged on different scale.

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14 Jan 2018 17:28:09
Yes Dan both he and Ozil would be able to play like wise Mickhi could play in the Europa.

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{Ed002's Note - No, that is not correct.}