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18 Nov 2018 12:23:11
I read today Mr Mouriniho would be keen on Luis Campos becoming the DoF at Man Utd. However the Utd board want to hold off on hiring anyone until JMs future is clear. This came from an article by Duncan Castles who seems to be a bit of mouthpiece for JM, wondering if there is a thread of truth to this?

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1.) 18 Nov 2018 14:01:14
Correct me if i'm wrong but Ed002 said he'd be the ideal candidate for a DOF, to work alongside Jose. Getting tired of talking about issues at the club, need a revamp.

2.) 18 Nov 2018 15:40:40
Seems to be able to spot a player based on his signings at Monaco and perhaps telling how Jardim managed after he left.

I have feeling we will go for Paul Mitchell and try for Poch at the end of the season.

Agree the team needs a rebuild and football management structure also. Question of timing and if the JM stays.

3.) 18 Nov 2018 16:51:24
Regardless of JM staying or not. Would it not be a good move for the club on a whole to appoint this guy if possible.

4.) 18 Nov 2018 21:40:28
Looks like that way to me based on his record. But we to be taking a long time to make a move. I searched Luis Campos a sea his name came up 2016!



13 Nov 2018 14:06:29
Hi Ed002

Any news on outgoings at Man Utd?
Read a rumour of Bailly to AC Milan so made wonder what is happening with Smalling and Rojo as they where linked heavily to Wolves and Everton in the summer.

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{Ed002's Note - Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay
Eric Bailly (CB) not working out well
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) not wanted
Chris Smalling (CB) time to go
Anthony Martial (F) wants out
Paul Pogba (CM) - Juve are very keen but that might be a financial issue they probably cannot resolve - Mino wants Barcelona, or else Real Madrid, whose interest has gone for now
Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) - a major mistake and insistent that he does not want to play on the wing - but getting shot of him will be financially difficult because of his wage demands - Fernando Felicevich will try and resolve the situation between the club and player as there are no suiters at the wages he is being paid - although he has approached Bayern Munich and PSG - a free transfer is a possibility
Antonio Valencia (RB) - is becoming another little Johnny jerk off and the chances of his contract being extended are looking less likely
Marcus Rashford (F) might be subject to a large offer
Matteo Darmian (RB/LB)
Juan Mata (AM) out of contract in the summer and will have to consider his options
Others who are out of contract may or may not move on}

1.) 13 Nov 2018 18:30:27
Thanks Ed002, brilliant as always. Also surprised Jones isn't on the list, needs to be the first one out. And how would it be possible for Alexis Sanchez to leave on a free transfer Ed002? Isn't that when a player's contract has run down?

{Ed002's Note - I missed Jones. Players with no contract are Out of Contract players, but a club may elect to let a player leave for free.}

2.) 13 Nov 2018 19:39:03
Thanks Ed.

3.) 13 Nov 2018 19:28:19
Thanks Ed002.

Think I read on the European rumours page that Juventus have an interest in Rashford? Also is it still possible that Martial could stay at the the club?

{Ed002's Note - Yes and yes.}

4.) 13 Nov 2018 19:57:09
Looks like half our team don't want to play for us.

Is it Manchester? Is it the playing style? Is it the fact that we don't look like having a realistic chance of winning something? Is it playing time/ position? Or don't they want to play for our manager?

Something isn't right.

Ed002, you didn't mention De Gea, what is his situation at the moment? I know the club want to agree a deal.

{Ed002's Note - De Gea is likely to be subject of an offer but thye club want to keep him.}

5.) 13 Nov 2018 20:56:11
One thing I never understood is that how players are unhappy with playing time only at United. While other teams who have better players than ours sitting on the bench never have any problems.

6.) 13 Nov 2018 21:45:35
Surprised to see Rashford on the list, was hoping he would have a good career at United. Can you tell us who is interested in him or is it irrelevant at this stage.

7.) 13 Nov 2018 22:30:44
Of all on the list, I’d only be really bothered about Martial leaving.

In an ideal world Bailly turns it around, Herrera and Mata renew whilst Rashford stays loyal. Sanchez only succeeds if a new manager comes in and plays him centrally instead of Lukaku - where he would probably do better to be honest.

I’d welcome a big clear out though, and wouldn’t care less if Pogba was replaced.

8.) 13 Nov 2018 21:18:47
Thank you Ed002!

Sounds like a major rebuild is in the works and a lot of investment going to be required.

{Ed002's Note - That is what Mr Mourinho wants.}

9.) 14 Nov 2018 07:07:50
Good to hear that Ed - it should have happened two years ago. There’s so many players in the squad that would struggle to make the Wolves first team let alone United.

10.) 14 Nov 2018 09:51:11
Fantastic info Ed002, thank you as always for your time.

Good to hear about planned overhaul: too many individuals in the squad now brought in by different managers with different philosophies. (Though would this have happened if a director of football was in place to oversee a grand plan. )

Prune it all back and start the rebuild! Might take a few years but better than keep in buying misfit players without a plan - so bring in the DoF as soon as!

I’d sell Sanchez, Pogba, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Matic, Fred, Bailly and Mata ASAP and start a rebuild around youth, keeping key players such as DeGea, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot, Herrera, Perriera, Lingard, Rashford, Martial (not sure about Lukaku. ) and gradually bring in youngsters such as Chong, Tuanzebe, Gomez, Greenwood and Garner.

11.) 14 Nov 2018 11:09:28
The club have proved time and again, it is one thing having a list of player you want to get rid of and actually getting rid of them.

Due to wages and transfer fees we haven't been successful in getting rid of anyone.

Our best avenue is to forego a transfer fee and let players contracts run out like smalling, mata, jones, valencia, young and herrera.

There should be no room for emotion when dealing with these contracts.

12.) 14 Nov 2018 11:37:22
Valencia becoming a little Jonny jerk off hahaha i like it.

13.) 14 Nov 2018 16:03:31
Sell Fred?

Nothing like a giving a player time to settle at a new club eh.

14.) 14 Nov 2018 16:45:04
Sell everyone except De Gea.

We'd still have as many points.

15.) 14 Nov 2018 19:38:55
Give the money to Jose and we have a team aged 30+ year old banking extortionate pin money for retirement.
Need to rebuild the management structure and get a new coach before we splash any cash.

16.) 14 Nov 2018 23:27:25
Ed if i could ask, what are the clubs feelings towards rashford? Do they see him staying?

{Ed002's Note - They seemingly want him to stay.}

17.) 15 Nov 2018 11:37:02
{Ed002's Note - That is what Mr Mourinho wants. } Just a follow up question to this comment from Ed, is this the best thing for utd at the moment? In the opinions of the Eds and members here.
Personally, if he is going to get FULL support from the Board et al then why not. Mou may not be the best coach to rebuild a team but he did a fantastic job building the 04/ 05 Chelsea team. Prior to that he did return Porto to Glory. If there are other coaches there who can do this then I am open to that as well, but as it stands, we have Mou.



15 Apr 2018 09:55:35
Hey 002, how are you fixed for a quick and dirty run through of Man Utd targets for summer and possible sales?

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{Ed002's Note - In terms of interest we know of, it is something like this:

GK – we will have to wait and see

Alvaro Odriozola (RWB) - won't leave Spain, may not be a need for an addition this summer

Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester City and Real Madrid
Raphael Varane (CB) - it drags on rather but Real Madrid may be willing to let him leave this summer for the right price as part of their major rebuild programme – so might be possible
Samuel Umtiti (CB) – a maybe right now although another English side who have enquired have been told he is negotiating a new deal - if that can't be agreed we will see, but Barcelona won't sell before they have a replacement and that is proving to be financially difficult – player is proving to be a real pain in the neck
David Lopez (CB) - do not rule him out - Mourinho will wait and remains keen
Don’t rule out a move for an English CB to keep the balance

Danny Rose (LB) – I expect an offer to be made
Faouzi Ghoulam (LB) - risky after ACL injury
Aaron Martin (LB) – liked by JM
Alex Sandro (LB) – keeps running hot and cold with Juve but they have a replacement in mind so could push to the top of the list
Philipp Max (LB) – would be a great pick but unlikely
Kieran Tierney (LB) – not first team material for MU at this time, liked but unlikely

Jorginho (CM/DM) – player wants MC
Casemiro (DM) – a JM favourite
Fabinho (DM) - not first choice – doubtful

Toni Kroos (M) wanted by JM but not by the club – but JM may get his way
Arturo Vidal (CM) – age/price makes him unlikely but JM likes him
Jean Michael Seri (M) – I would strike him from the list – talking to another PL side
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) – could be priced out of a move
Fred (CM) - alternative to SMS and Kroos

Isco (AM) – depends on RM coach staying or going, serious interest from elsewhere

Christian Pulisic (RW) – very doubtful and a position that is not pressing

Gareth Bale (LW) - Will be offered to Manchester United but I think could be priced out of a move when his injuries are taken in to account - and he will have another option in England
Jose Arnaiz (LW) - viable option, don’t lose sight of him
Marco Asensio (LW) - unlikely because if he leaves he will likely be heading elsewhere and he is very, very pricey
Ivan Perisic (LW) - Manchester United could yet return although he has been struggling a little for form of late

Robert Lewandowski (S) - player wants Real Madrid but they may look first to other options – but not a pressing need right now

Out - perhaps:
Anthony Martial
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (had to leave before end of March)
Chris Smalling
Phil Jones
Matteo Darmian
Luke Shaw

1.) 15 Apr 2018 19:58:04
Cheers ed.

2.) 15 Apr 2018 20:24:22
Great choices there . i'd go with Sandro, Umtiti or Alderweireld, , Jose Arnaiz looks like he might have a lot to prove as he isn't getting game time at Barcelona so will be hungry for success ans i wouls go for Kroos as it seems Pogba will be staying.

3.) 15 Apr 2018 20:25:37
As a dm i would go for Casemiro he could be a really good option for us.

4.) 15 Apr 2018 21:15:20
Thanks ed002 you’re a sweetheart.

5.) 15 Apr 2018 21:18:29
Thanks Ed, very interesting to see.

Considering the good ones that the ed says are less likely, the ones he says are more likely don't really fill me with great positivity.
Does anyone else feel the same way?

Did I read right that RB/ RWB might not be a priority? If so, disappointing.

CB - definitely need a solid and consistent one. Toby Alder would be great, prem proven, but can we really get him and rose from Spurs?

LB - Danny rose is injury prone and hasn't played well for like a year, and will be well overpriced.
Alex Sandro has disappointed me in every champs league games I've watched him in, nothing like a 50-60m fullback.
Aaron Martin for me.

DM - Casimiero is good. Would take him. Matic will only get worse next season i reckon so I think we need a more dynamic holding mid.

CM - Kroos wouldn't give our midfield the transformation it needs. In fact we might find he'd compound our existing issues. And as a big name he'd cost a bomb.
Vidal prob too old to sign now for the type of player he is, though he would definitely improve us short term.
SMS probably the only one out of the entire list worth breaking the bank for.
Fred would be a v good signing I believe.

None of the attacking options there are ideal/ viable in my view, apart from Arnaiz maybe. Bale and Perisic are big no's for me.

Sounding a bit negative but have to admit I'm struggling a bit.

6.) 15 Apr 2018 21:48:24
Thanks Ed much appreciated. Frankly though I am rather underwhelmed by most of the players you mentioned. Yes they are generally very good players but fee are what I would term truly world beaters. You can be sure City will strengthen and even if they didn't I don't think the players you named would make City quake in their boots. Additionally City are by and large a young team who will only grow stronger together.

{Ed002's Note - You have to have players who fit in the team and four of these are players MC are interested in.}

7.) 15 Apr 2018 22:16:37
Thanks Ed

Any of the three CBs would be great additions. As for an English signing to keep balance if Jones and Smalling leave (which I hope they do), I’d love to see us give Tuanzebe a real chance.

LB I’d love Rose. I know some people are negative about his injuries and overall performance level but he’d undoubtedly be a huge improvement for us. Hopefully we keep an eye on Tierney and line him up for a move in the next couple of seasons.

DM I’d rather see TFM given a chance in our squad in this position than at RB (that would mean us having to make a signing there though) . I think Matic has done well for us and no harm having him and TFM as our two options next season

Would love Kroos at CM to make the midfield three. Jorginho and Fred both good options too.

Only attacking player on the list that seems exciting is Asensio. Would move heaven, earth and Martial to get him. But given how unlikely it sounds I’d rather stick with the attacking players we have.

Outgoings seem good, possibly Fellaini and Mata to be added to the list? Andreas Perreira another young player who could add to our squad next season too. An interesting and important summer ahead if we’re to close the gap on City and avoid being surpassed by the scousers.

8.) 16 Apr 2018 04:52:12
Thanks Ed, for update, some great option there.
Left back options seems trick but I would be happy with Sandro,

Umtiti for CB, either Casimiero or Jorginho though the later doesn't prefer us for CDM,

Sergej would my choice for CM, but is overpriced as you say, Not sure with Kross very good on the ball but with Pogba will have many passengers in the middle,

Isco would be good but seems unlikely, LW seem trick, Asensio, very good, Bale and Perisic very experienced but on the decline, Arnaiz have not seen him play.

Outs, I would like Martial to stay but all the signs tell will be sold.
No mention of Blind but I don't see him staying.

9.) 16 Apr 2018 05:05:19
Keep ddg and get likes of alderwierld, Sandro, casemiero, and we will be in a good position. Only worrying factor is all these lw's that we are targeting, even if martial goes we will still have rashford and the 500k man on left. It is someone on the right that we need not on left.

10.) 15 Apr 2018 23:07:32
Ed 2 I totally an understand the concept of getting players to fit the team. I can understand City being interested in them but they have already have a very strong core bedded in. We don't. We need two fullbacks possibly another centre half and definitely at least one midfielder and wide player. City already have almost two players for every position. In some positions they have three choices! Ultimately though any team has to have a solid foundation to build on and a defined pattern of play which allows the players the confidence to perform to their best. We have neither. Winning last week just papered over the cracks. The good thing from today's loss is that maybe Jose gets the funds he needs to buy the players needed to get us back to where we used to be. I do not believe Jose is past it. The players today have to take the brunt of criticism. To play so poorly and without urgency and passion is not the fault of the manager. For all the faults he may have Jose would not instruct a team of his to play like that. The players need to man up and show some character.

{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what you expect. You are underwhelmed because MC has better, I explain that four of these players are also interesting MC, and now the problem is that MC have more choices. What is it you are expecting?}

11.) 16 Apr 2018 03:21:58
Thanks a lot ed2, you are a legend.

12.) 16 Apr 2018 09:55:03
Thanks for that Ed 002, Max would be an excellent buy for United. He would totally revitalise our left side. Shame it isn't likely, he's a good player and exactly what United need. Have a good day.

13.) 16 Apr 2018 12:02:40
Fantastic Ed, thanks for your time, really made my day!

14.) 16 Apr 2018 13:34:39
Do you know the interested clubs in martial if he were to be sold ed


{Ed002's Note - Juventus.}

15.) 16 Apr 2018 13:53:14
Thanks a lot Ed, at least we have an idea of transfer targets. It's a bit disappointing though that we aren't focusing so much on RW/ RM/ RB.

16.) 16 Apr 2018 16:56:20
I’d love us to sign tierney as he looks an absolute class act, however another year or two at Celtic will do him no harm.

17.) 16 Apr 2018 16:37:26
Ed002 thanks and just saw this. Appreciate your info.
Salute 🙏.

18.) 16 Apr 2018 18:18:27
thanks ed.

19.) 16 Apr 2018 21:11:57
Seems a genuine lack of top top quality available. i'm Thinking Jose's tactics/ inspiration/ man-managment skills next season will be more important than recruitment if this is what we have to choose from.

20.) 16 Apr 2018 21:20:13
I do not understand why there are so many left wing targets but hardly any on right wing. I thought we are loaded on left wing and we desperately need a right winger. Maybe Sanchez is to be moved to the right this summer?

21.) 17 Apr 2018 07:48:45
I can see Sanchez playing out there next year but being given the freedom that mata has to roam inside.

22.) 17 Apr 2018 15:16:44
12daysofhermida why then mess martial around shifting him from left when sanchez arrived if the idea was to play him on the right eventually?

23.) 17 Apr 2018 20:26:12
Fantastic insight Ed, Thank you. On Milinkovic-Savic, from reading a while back he seemed our primary target for midfield. Is this still the case or has the price pushed him down the list. Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - I think he would be the number one pick.}

24.) 17 Apr 2018 21:02:33
So Blind and Fellaini are staying?

{Ed004's Note - I very much doubt it}



07 Apr 2018 10:13:12
Hey 002, any chance of a quick summary of summer ins and outs?

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{Ed002's Note - Remind me later in the week please.}

1.) 09 Apr 2018 12:49:33
I look forward to this thank ed002 much appreciated 👍👏.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Dave.}

2.) 11 Apr 2018 21:04:18
Is it late enough in the week for this one Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Sunday afternoon is better.}

3.) 15 Apr 2018 14:18:56
Is this possible now ed2?


{Ed002's Note - I will try and do it this evening when I get to the hotel.}

4.) 15 Apr 2018 15:26:45
Thanks a lot ed2, you're a genius.



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

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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.




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05 Feb 2019 21:21:34
After the Leicester game I do think that Ndidi and Chilwell would add a bit to our squad and a signings like Toby and Wan Bassaka we could have relatively cheap group of prem proven players ready to challenge next season.

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1.) 05 Feb 2019 21:36:56
Nothing cheap about them Chilwell has been linked with a 50m move to City. Ndidi would cost in excess of 40m, Wan Bissaka probably close to 50m as well. Then 25m for Toby Alderweireld. So around 165m at least. I'll have a look and see what change I can find down the back of the sofa.

2.) 05 Feb 2019 22:49:37
I have just checked in my car shappy,

I have about £1.80 in change.

3.) 05 Feb 2019 23:19:32
£165m for that level of ability and impact on our tean, 100% cheap.

Think of the money wasted on Di Maria, Memphis, Zlatan, Alexis, Mhki, Rojo, Jones, Smalling, Young, Valencia. Yeah cheap.

Through in Chong and Greenwood battling for the RW.

We could have a very different team next season for the cost of 1.75 Pogbas.

4.) 06 Feb 2019 05:13:13
Alderweirald for 25m would be a no brainer. He knows the league and would seamlessly slot into our back 4.
Ed001 rates him higher than our other preferred options.

This would enable us to spend big money in other parts of our squad.

5.) 06 Feb 2019 06:25:37
Yeah shappy, come on, £165m? Absolutely nothing really. Bargain.

6.) 06 Feb 2019 08:36:11
Recently read somewhere that Shaw has more successful crosses than Chilwell and Robertson, would only invest in a Cb, CM, RW and a RB.

7.) 06 Feb 2019 09:16:48
Becks, I don't think LB is a priority and I wouldn't sign someone to be first choice. However, if Shaw got a long term injury then we would have to rely on a 34/ 35 year old Young at LB next season.

So I would look to sign a cheapish solid squad option if possible. Danny Rose in the unlikely scenario that Spurs wouldn't demand an insane price for would be ideal maybe. Other than him maybe someone like Philip Max could be an excellent option.

The full back position in modern football is the most physically demanding position on the pitch. Ideally we do need two LB's and two RB's to challenge in all competitions next season.

8.) 06 Feb 2019 10:10:16
The Leicester raid? Utd Road want Ndidi and Chilwell and Shappy wants Ricardo Pereira.

9.) 06 Feb 2019 11:21:37
Throw in Declan Rice and we're sorted. i'm sure Eds got a spare 250 million.

10.) 06 Feb 2019 14:09:45
Leicester can be for Utd what Southampton have been for Liverpool. and arsenal have been for Man City 😊.



03 Jan 2019 15:11:41
On last night.
Sorry to say it but looks like Tony Valencia is finished. seems very short on pace, out of position. I know he is short of match fitness but even when fit he will be a 33 yo winger playing at RB.

I don't think Dalot is ready for a full season as the main RB but there is a little home grown lad on free in the summer (I think) . He's called Rafael.

Would anyone else be onboard with that? I think he'd be great in our current set up and to rotate with Dalot.

Also TfM is going to back and I think he should be looking to be our Lantern, energetic pressing and interceptions etc

Eds is there any news on Rafa's future?

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{Ed002's Note - Is this the Lyon player who will be out injured for a while or Benitez?}

1.) 03 Jan 2019 15:55:47
Too injury prone. Its a no from me.

2.) 03 Jan 2019 15:56:37
No its one of the teenage ninja turtles.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 17:19:10
I wouldn't, loved his attitude, and he was decent when fit even if a little rash at times. However, the guy just can't stay fit. Add that the the physical nature of the EPL and the demanding fixture list in England and his fitness issues would only likely get worse if he moved back.

I tend to agree that we need a sort of a stop gap signing at RB to rotate with Dalot while he develops. Plus the physically demanding nature of playing full back in modern football it is sensible to have at least four top quality full backs.

A player I would seriously consider is Cedric Soares at Southampton. Solid, reliable, attainable without breaking the bank and flexible enough to cover both full back positions. While also having EPL experience, and should adapt quickly.

Could rotate with Dalot, Shaw and Young.

4.) 03 Jan 2019 17:43:02
Good shout shappy on Cedric. Very good player and would be a nice option to rotate with Dalot who isn’t quite ready. In an ideal world we would have fosu Mensah and Dalot fighting for the rb spot but I don’t think fosu mensah is comfortable there. Hopefully see him rotate with matic. Think there is a player there but two unsuccessful loans.

Ed did say we were interested in Milenkovic of fiorentina. He can also play rb so wouldn’t be a bad signing. Personally I’m a big fan of Wan Bissaka and would love to see him playing at rb for us.

5.) 03 Jan 2019 17:49:08
Fair play I wasn't aware he was injured again.

I was thinking 30 games for Dalot and 20 for Rafa.

I honestly think the 'Man Utd' philosophy has been lost and players like Rafa get the culture and would hopefully continue it.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 19:02:24
cedric and win bassaka are 2 very steady energetic, attacking fullbacks - better on their day than anything we have - excluding dalot who we can't judge yet of course.

7.) 04 Jan 2019 09:00:06
I think we should do everything we can to bring in Ricardo pereira from Leicester.



03 Jan 2019 11:37:01
Solskjaer in

Give him the job and 3 year contract!
Might be getting giddy but get him signed up. Feels right and feels like the perfect fit for me.

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1.) 03 Jan 2019 12:47:30
Hes done well with four fixtures against clubs in the bottom half. I think when he shows he can beat the big teams with good football he will be hard to look past.

2.) 03 Jan 2019 13:45:29
I certainly wouldn’t be against it I love him, he gets how a Manchester United team should play because he’s played in one. My big fear is whatever Ole does until now and the end of the season is that the new manager is already agreed. If it’s Poch I’m cool with that I love his style of play and think United fans will take to him like a duck to water. If it’s Zidane I have a horrible feeling things will turn sour again, he won 3 champions leagues in a row which was incredible but the players he had at his disposal were also incredible and the gap in the league to Barcelona wasn’t acceptable in my view.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 14:32:28
I really don't want zidane but woodys too easily seduced by flashy names and reputations. I'm not convinced by poch either. His teams crumble too easily under pressure and he'd haves tonnes of it here.

4.) 03 Jan 2019 15:41:35
Be careful Mort. Porch is the next best thing since slice bread and he is the answer to our problems. Don't you dare say a bad thing about him😉.

5.) 03 Jan 2019 16:03:39
Id back him if he got the job. I just worry that his teams have a mental fragility.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 18:14:20
Pochettino is probably our best bet, yet that doesn't put him beyond question. Hopefully one thing we have learned from LvG and Mourinho is no manager should be beyond question if they can be seen to be failing in one area of the job. Be that in playing style, results/ trophies won or poor PR bringing bad press around the club.

A Manchester United manager needs to be able to be the public face of the club and as such bring positivity to the club through the media, they need to get the side playing an entertaining style of football, keep the players playing to the best of their ability, bring young players through within the traditions of the club and challenge for and win titles.

If any manager is failing in anyone of these areas then we need to be able to discuss why.

Pochettino ticks many of the boxes, yet he hasn't won anything yet. Is that due to the inherent mentality of the clubs he has managed, or because their is a fragility in him when the finishing line is in sight? Only time will tell. That first trophy is always the hardest, and after he wins that we could see an avalanche of titles fall his way. Yet if he takes too long to win that first trophy, then he and many others will start to question his methods and it could soon fall apart and he will be labelled an almost man.

If the club feel he is the right man I will back him, as I did initially with all our managers. I will back him until he, in my eyes, proves he isn't up to the task. Personally I think he is the best choice at the moment, although Ole is doing everything right to make me change my mind.

7.) 03 Jan 2019 18:18:40
If we get top 4 and win a cup OGS is a cert anything short of that and its in the lap of the gods.
Poch is not the only candidate i assume. He is a very good candidate but that's all.



19 Dec 2018 11:34:34
Probably just started getting carried away but I'm genuinely delighted to see Ole coming in, and I hope it works out and he stays long term.

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{Ed002's Note - He won't be staying long term. To May and he goes back to Molde.}

1.) 19 Dec 2018 12:06:07
I'm feeling positive, season imo is a write off. Get back to basics and get the lads enjoying their football again. Behind the scene, some real work needs to be put in in appointing the right coach and hopefully dof.

2.) 19 Dec 2018 12:23:50
Thank for bursting my bubble Ed.

Do you have any further insights on the long term plan? I'm assuming the next step should be the Director of Football style role and that person will play a role in the head coach appointment.

{Ed002's Note - Not beyond what I said yesterday.}



15 Dec 2018 09:38:42
Diego Costa is apparently available.

Would anyone take him?

I personally would, he's a right horrible person - just what we need.

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1.) 15 Dec 2018 10:27:09
A bit of fight in him, but only concern is why is he available so shortly after going back to Atletico. Last thing we need is another tool in the dressing room.

2.) 15 Dec 2018 11:13:33
I’d take him in a heartbeat. Can not stand him. Exactly what we need.

3.) 15 Dec 2018 13:13:27
Thanks for softening my description of Deigo's personality Eds.

Yes definitely question marks over his personality but him and Suarez have that special sauce that used to run in the DNA of Utd players.

4.) 15 Dec 2018 20:01:04
1000000%. He has a bit of Roy Keane about him. Genuine world class striker and a nuisance on the pitch. But of a nob but we are lacking a couple of villains in our side.

5.) 16 Dec 2018 13:02:56
I'd be all over it. Fight, determination and quality.




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17 Feb 2019 09:38:10
I see your point but think Jose made it so hard for people to back him it makes sense too.

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16 Feb 2019 23:50:46
Why would it be embarrassing? Surely they paid JM to make such recommendations would seem to mad to disregard his input as he a top level coach and football manager.

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{Ed002's Note - It is embarrassing as the club gave him little support and are now making a joke of themselves chasing after the targets he identified.}



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01 Feb 2019 23:55:59
Ole name checked him in a recent press conference.

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08 Jan 2019 14:58:51
Does he play centre back now?

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04 Jan 2019 13:17:28
I would keep him in the squad. We need an energetic screening defensive midfielder to break up play, (as much as Matic has been good he isn't suited to a press) .

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25 Mar 2019 11:13:31
Both seem to do a better job on the right wing than Depay.

Sancho seems great but I wouldn't underestimate the affect of playing in Germany out of the spot light.

Not seen enough of CHA looks a talented player but very young.

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04 Mar 2019 19:15:30
McTominay replaces Matic, Gana replaces McTominay.

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19 Feb 2019 17:08:39
Declan Rice or Ndidi for me.

Could be interesting to see what TfM could do there too.

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11 Feb 2019 09:00:12
Amazing result yesterday 9 goal swing on goal difference puts Utd in the driving seat for top 4.

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05 Feb 2019 23:19:32
£165m for that level of ability and impact on our tean, 100% cheap.

Think of the money wasted on Di Maria, Memphis, Zlatan, Alexis, Mhki, Rojo, Jones, Smalling, Young, Valencia. Yeah cheap.

Through in Chong and Greenwood battling for the RW.

We could have a very different team next season for the cost of 1.75 Pogbas.

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