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01 Apr 2020 15:05:14
Hi Ed002,

Hope you’re staying well and using your Gentleman Adventurer skulls to keep yourself busy during lockdown.

A few days ago, you kindly replied to my post about Juventus offering players in any Pogba deal. Media outlets of various repute are speculating that De Light might be used in a deal to take Pogba to Juventus. Would Juventus be prepared to include MDlL in any deal and would he actually want to leave and come to United?

Thanks again

Wallace.

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any offer of MdL to Manchester United by Juventus. He has had a difficult start but has been growing in to his role at Juventus and I am not sure that he would be open to what would be a significant step down for him.}


1.) 01 Apr 2020 15:23:26
Wow, that was such a quick reply, thank you!

Bitter pill to swallow about being a step down at the moment but hopefully won’t take us long to remedy that.

Thanks for all info, gratefully received!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


2.) 01 Apr 2020 16:30:16
Its not really a step down though is it Manchester united will always be a bigger team than Juventus. Sure they're winning the league every year but haven't done it in europe for a number of years. I'm sure with the team we seem to be building United will be back in the champions league and competing for the top honours.


3.) 01 Apr 2020 18:51:11
In footballing terms man utd is a step down. they are not close to competing with solskjaer and won't for years to come under current leadership. Juventus took over Utd a while ago, and they are 1 of the few legendary european sides with utd so even if utd were at the top it would always be a sideways move rather than up to utd.


4.) 01 Apr 2020 22:02:54
How young are you?


5.) 02 Apr 2020 05:08:28
How does being young or old have anything to do with this?

De Ligt plays for a team that is challenging for titles in italy and europe, even if you are optimistic utd are atleast 2-3 years away from challenging for epl and then will need further investment to challenge for CL alongside the league.

For any player going from city, Juventus, Barcelona, madrid and psg to utd will be a step down. That's the reality of things, accept it don't be like liverpool fans going on and on about historical greatness of the club, that means zilch to a player, he isn't going to be playing for fergie's utd.


6.) 02 Apr 2020 22:50:05
Nelly when asking somebody something it would be best to add their name.


7.) 03 Apr 2020 14:52:37
I was referring to you danjames as I'm at an age where it doesn't matter what we do on the football pitch. It's the club and what it represents to me and that means no club is bigger or better than Manchester United. Also I'm of the opinion we've turned a corner and are now heading in the right direction.

Ole may or may not be the manager to get us actually winning things but as a club I believe we'll be in a better place than with previous managers with a younger and more vibrant team. With our recent signings including ighalo and most notably bruno our play has also improved. Other signings will only improve us further.


8.) 03 Apr 2020 21:55:44
For me Juve have only been bigger than Utd in the mid 80’s. At this moment only just. Yes they’re romping there league every year but come on it’s a Mickey Mouse league. With one of our worst sides in the last 30 years we turned them over at their place.


9.) 05 Apr 2020 10:00:35
At the moment the Ed is correct. Between Busby and SAF United fans kept saying we were relevant, a big club, when we were historically big but inconsequential where it mattered. Liverpool were the same for nearly 30 years. Now we are kidding ourselves again. We are irrelevant where it matters in the league and in Europe. We have a manager that has no one convinced, doesn’t have the know how to challenge or make the club relevant. We wallow in sentiment, dewy eyed about history but not able to look at reality of our situation. We have an amateur set up with the focus on finance not football. We have huge debts and will no doubt see a huge loss of income to service them. At the moment we are not at Juventus‘s level. If the league doesn’t finish and unless there is a major change I can’t see it, there will be a large financial hole and trap awaiting us. Maybe the huge debt we have just became an even bigger problem that might wake some up.

We think because of history that we are as big or bigger than Juventus, folly and emotional tosh. A giant club would not have been so amateur over the last 7 years, it wouldn’t have been so sentimental in its decision making. If we are struggling to attract a Birmingham youth to play for our club and OGS, what gives anyone the idea that MDL, who isn’t involved in the sentimental claptrap, will want to take a step down because that is what it would be until we wake up.


10.) 05 Apr 2020 21:55:48
In the years we have been apparently irrelevant we have won a league cup, f.a. cup and europa league while playing absolute tosh with past it managers. We now have a manager who has Manchester united's best interest at heart and though he may win nothing we were more or less in the quarter finals of the europa league same with the f.a cup.

Ok we may have not won those competitions but progress on the team and playing style is there for all to see. Rome wasn't built in a day. Lampard or arteta are not having the same being said about their lack of experience at the top level.

Pep guardiola has lost about 7 games in the league and lauded as the best their is solskjaer has beaten him 3 times this season. Imagine him with the team he wants in his head with the same drive. green shoots are there for all to see. I'm beginning to believe as I was solskjaer out. Now I'm patient.


 

 

29 Jan 2020 11:41:58
Hi Ed002,

I appreciate this is a speculative question about United’s future transfers and, despite your superhuman knowledge of the football world, you don’t Have a crystal ball but, if Fernandes does sign for us (as an attacking midfielder presumably), would United still be looking to sign a similar AM such as Maddison or Grealish in the Summer, or is that position now taken and they’ll focus on other areas of the midfield, such as a defensive midfielder?

Thanks for any info you might have!

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - Assuming he signs that removes the need for Maddison or any other AM.}


1.) 29 Jan 2020 15:12:30
Thanks as always for your time Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


2.) 29 Jan 2020 18:23:11
Exactly ed, now we move for b2b and defensive mids 👍.


 

 

27 Jan 2020 07:53:37
Morning Ed002,

Hope you’ve had a restful weekend!

Reports speculating in the media that Sporting waiting for other bids for BF as well as United.

If true, mind you mind disclosing who they might be?

Thanks loads as always

as well as United.

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - As I have previously explained about Bruno Fernandes, and ithout dipping in to too much detail, an ex-Manchester United employee has been tasked by a third party with talking directly with Bruno Fernandes regarding his thoughts on the options of other clubs that will be approached in regards to him. There are no other bids at the moment that I am aware of, but other clubs will be approached.}


1.) 27 Jan 2020 10:27:43
This deal isn't happening is it?! Amateurish as already detailed by Ed002. Think the club are just dragging it out now to create the illusion of trying. A whole month negotiating without actually any compromise, embarrassing.


2.) 27 Jan 2020 11:31:01
Thanks for swift and detailed reply Ed002!


3.) 27 Jan 2020 11:34:26
Same old, same old.


4.) 27 Jan 2020 15:20:07
You know the spin the club are going to come out with WE WERE NEVER IN FOR BRUNO .
The truth is the club don't want to give Ole 50 million to spend, When they have every intention of sacking him in the summer. They would rather the new manager has a pot full of money to piss up the wall again. Our club is funnier than the one on Phoenix Nights.


5.) 27 Jan 2020 16:37:39
If they don't want to back Ole then why come out and say it. Give the guy a chance and get him some reinforcements through the door.


6.) 27 Jan 2020 17:39:48
Here here.


7.) 27 Jan 2020 18:15:40
Exactly what I was thinking. Leaks will probably start Wednesday, we were never in 4 him, Thursday club focused on summer, Friday we are targeting x y and z. Heard it all before, come the summer there will be a whole new set of excuses when we fail to land our targets.


8.) 28 Jan 2020 07:58:14
Jam tomorrow.


 

 

20 Jun 2019 16:48:02
Another youngster’s name being linked with United: David Brooks

So, is Ole trying to emulate Class of 92? Fergie’s Fledglings?

If so, what name will they take in the media?

Solskaer’s Starlings?

Gunnar’s Groupies?

Ole Gunner’s Runners?

Solskjaer’s Sproutlings?

Have to be better than Pogba’s Ego.

Wallace

1.) 20 Jun 2019 18:36:32
“Gunnar’s Groupies. ” Oh dear. That’s all sorts of wrong.


2.) 20 Jun 2019 18:37:38
Perhaps your over analysing all the players were being linked with.

Judge him on how the team performs next season.


3.) 20 Jun 2019 20:39:26
Ole's baby faced assassins if we're targeting young players.


4.) 20 Jun 2019 21:01:00
Could be

Ole's nursery tots.


5.) 20 Jun 2019 22:42:18
Solsktars. I’ll get my coat.


6.) 20 Jun 2019 23:11:17
Solsjaers Stuttering stumblers.


7.) 21 Jun 2019 09:36:17
Cole's gonners.


 

 

04 Dec 2017 14:18:12
Hi Eds,

Apologies for speculative nature of the question but, if Real Madrid do indeed sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018 (even as soon as January) do you think RM will still try to sign David DeGea?

Many thanks for any info you might be able to provide.

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - No, I they would not have a need.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 18:23:30
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to reply Ed002!

{Ed002's Note - I was on a train so I had time.}


 

 

 

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23 May 2020 09:29:19
Hi Eds

Hope everyone is well and have exciting plans for the weekend!

If you have a minute, just wondering if you could clarify something about the Summer transfer window please:

1. Will clubs actually sign players from June 10th, or make an agreement in principle that will be formalised once the season is over?

2. And if they do sign players from June 10th, Could they play them straight away, even if the season isn’t finished? Or is this seen as unethical/ unsportsmanlike? Or would they just wait until the pre-season for the new season starts?

Many thanks for any info!

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - 1. If the dates do not change then transfers can be agreed but they cannot be completed unil July 1. 2. No, the season has to be completed with the players registered at the end of January.

FIFA are looking at several other options for the transfer window which could impact the start and end dates.}


1.) 23 May 2020 12:09:33
Really interesting info, thank you Ed002. I tried searching Google for Agra’s but to no avail - knew I’d get accurate info from you. Thank you.


 

 

06 Apr 2020 07:40:06
Excellent article by Andy Mitten in latest “Athletic” output (subscription required though you’re allowed some free articles to start with)

Shows how dire the situation was until 5 years ago and complacent United got.

Starting to look really promising now and looks like investment and products finally catching up with Chelsea and City. Under 23s in particular look really promising, though many need a loan now to help them bridge the gap to the first team.

Have to give Ole and his coaching staff a lot of credit for this as well as Woodward for - belatedly- believing in and investing in top home grown and international youth players.

Wallace

1.) 06 Apr 2020 07:57:11
Can you share the link Wallace?


2.) 06 Apr 2020 11:15:35
If you search for “United are backing youth again after years of complacency and underfunding” then access the free trial (really worth reading, loads of info about youth set up and players)


 

 

15 Jan 2020 10:44:58
With Solskjaer today saying core of a future squad is already in place, a possible team in a few years might look like the following (including Fernandes as only transfer in) ;


Henderson

Wan Bissaka
Maguire
Tuanzebe
Williams

Garner
Levity
Fernandes
James

Rashford
Greenwood

Plenty of potential there.

Just needs a Sporting Director to implement a professional football-driven structure on the club.

Guess we can dream.

Wallace

1.) 15 Jan 2020 11:37:44
With Levity, the team should be flying.


2.) 15 Jan 2020 11:40:09
Lol, curse the duties-correct!


3.) 15 Jan 2020 14:27:06
We could do with some levity alright.


 

 

11 Jan 2020 11:19:17
Just to pour fuel on the rumours about Pochettino taking over in the Summer:

Sounds like we are close to signing Bruno Fernandes, a player Poch wanted in the Summer.

Wallace

1.) 11 Jan 2020 11:52:20
Very tenuous.


2.) 11 Jan 2020 11:53:53
We also started stocking the toilet with 2 ply quilted toilet roll. He was after that at Spurs but Levy would only buy the 1 ply.


3.) 11 Jan 2020 12:01:15
Love it Mumbles.


 

 

12 Aug 2019 10:39:31
Thought another positive from match yesterday was potential emergence of McTominay and Maguire as leaders on the pitch.

Both were seen conferring with each other throughout the match and at the end. Maguire was marshalling the defence, particularly Shaw, and McTominay urging the team to keep focusing even after they’d scored a couple.

Wallace

1.) 12 Aug 2019 11:58:30
Be careful Wallace calling Maguire a leader.


2.) 12 Aug 2019 12:03:29
Shame mctominay chose to represent Scotland. Could have been the driving midfield force for England in a year or two. Really has come on leaps and bounds. Goes to show hard work and professionalism pays off, few others in the squad should take note.


3.) 12 Aug 2019 12:33:01
I'm delighted he chose to represent Scotland as we're brutal and need all the help we can get.

I feel more sorry for McTominay having to play alongside the likes of Grant Hanley and Barry Bannan.


4.) 12 Aug 2019 12:33:21
Whiskey,

You obviously care more about England than I do, I am glad he will get the summer's off every year and give himself chance to stay fresh and be the driving force is our midfield.


 

 

 

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31 May 2020 19:37:18
If this is true and not a windup, then reckon he’ll either stay at Athletico, or go to Juventus or PSG (though maybe too similar to Verrati perhaps? ) : United do t seem to have Pogba sorted yet and not sure if he’ll take the risk of City getting a Euro ban.

If he goes to Juventus, could mean Pofba’s most likely escape route blocked and he has to stay with United.

Wallace

 

 

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20 May 2020 14:29:17
What would people think if we solved the RW, Pogba and Saul issues in two transactions?

Take Costa from Juventus as part of Pogba deal.

Use that cash and money saved on Sancho deal to buy Saul from Athletico?

Would give potential first team of:

De Gea
Wan Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw
Matic/ McTom, Saul, Fred, Fernandes
Costa, Martial/ Rashford.

Wallace

 

 

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20 May 2020 10:57:38
Thanks again for all your time Ed002, very Much welcomed and appreciated.

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

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20 May 2020 07:42:45
Hi Ed002, thanks again for all the detailed info provided (and the mega info on the Euro pages! )

Sorry to go on about Pogba and Saul but he’d be a dream signing for us. You say in your initial reply that United may have the chance to replace Pogba with Saul: this implies that could sign him if they got their act together/ CL etc.

So, perhaps the obvious question to ask is do United actually want to sign him (ie does Ole want him) and would Saul come to United?

Thanks again for everything.

Wallace

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United are interested in buying Saul - I have explained that.}


 

 

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19 May 2020 18:10:58
Agree completely Halesini.

If we can all see what’s staring us in the face, then surely the decision makers at United can.

I cannot think of one reason why they would want to hold onto Pogba given his underwhelming performances with us and thus why they would be making his transfer difficult.

Plus, if I were United, I’d sell him ASAP just to spite him and his agent and prevent them from collecting huge signing on bonuses next year when he’s a free agent.

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01 Jul 2020 06:16:44
Just shows the difference quality players can make.

Now need more quality at CB and RW to really compete.

Thought Matic was fantastic by the way.

Wallace

 

 

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26 Jun 2020 13:28:33
Dan James has it right: we won’t improve consistently until the infrastructure is sorted out and we get a top class manager in.

I really admire Ole for what he’s done, but he was never more than an interim manager brought in to steady the ship after the previous disasters.

We need to have a good look at what Liverpool have done to get to where they are. : there are definitely parallels there, this we’re maybe like Liverpool 5 or 6 years ago.

Much still needs to be done to challenge, or we’ll remain a cup team jostling for 4th place.

Wallace

 

 

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20 Jun 2020 08:46:12
Think that United’s performance captures where we are in the rebuild perfectly.

Prior to Fernandes arriving, we would have struggled to create any chances against a hard working and well coached Spurs side (they looked knackered at the end! )

Also shows our need for better quality players if we’re going to challenge at the highest level (ie more players of Bruno and Pogba quality) Perhaps Grealish? Not sure. Definitely Saul.

Also highlighted the right wing problem again. James was anonymous and completely lost against well drilled defence. Sancho be ideal but recent media reports (and what Ed002 has been saying about him wanting elsewhere and his agent who ants to make lots of money out of him) have left a sour taste so maybe Chiesa fits the bill now.

Defence: Maguire turned slower than an oil tanker. Needs a whippet next to him, maybe Bailly of Axel.

De Gea hopefully rusty but bring in Romero for a few games to keep him on his toes. Henderson number 1 after another season on loan.

However, we are slowly building and, with a few decent QUALITY signings, we can maybe start challenging next year. That’s what Liverpool did: have mad a decent team that made the top 4 then purchased on signing real quality to get the brilliant team they have now.

Thought draw a fair result. Looks like United could step up a gear while Spurs at the top of their game given players they have.

Wallace

 

 

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23 May 2020 12:09:33
Really interesting info, thank you Ed002. I tried searching Google for Agra’s but to no avail - knew I’d get accurate info from you. Thank you.

Wallace

 

 

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17 May 2020 09:30:35
Sanitised, tested and temperature checked professional footballers where even the ball is disinfected a very different prospect to unaware children scuffing about in a park.

Yes, there are more important things than football but, if it can return safely and without risk, then why not?

Wallace