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22 May 2019 16:14:19
So it looks like Conte is on his way to Inter and I'm seeing a few reports of him wanting Lukaku to join him there.

Ed002 are you aware of any clubs interested in Lukaku and if him leaving this summer may happen, would be interesting if we did sell and who'd we would replace him with.


{Ed002's Note - Romelu Lukaku (S) Inter see him as an option and unable to sign the player they want may look to some sort of loan to buy deal or possibly looking to using a player in part exchange.}

1.) 22 May 2019 17:28:02
How long for Perisic rumour to start. He’s the new Gaitan or Sneijder.

2.) 22 May 2019 18:37:24
Cheers Ed, I don't mind us selling him as long as we replace him appropriately. Personally don't think Rashford and Martial are good enough yet to lead the front line.

3.) 22 May 2019 18:47:39
Its already started Fresh. Saw it yesterday. Perisic and 30m.

4.) 22 May 2019 20:01:57
It would fit the clubs flawed recruitment strategy if the player that mourinho earmarked to supply and assist lukaku is actually exchanged for lukaku.

5.) 22 May 2019 21:54:22
Icardi would be nice. As long as his wife stayed in Italy.

6.) 22 May 2019 23:07:15
Bring her and leave Icardi there, might tempt Giggs out of retirement.

7.) 23 May 2019 08:27:55
Wouldn't say no to Skriniar.

8.) 23 May 2019 09:37:16
Skriniar just signed a new deal with Inter, doubt he'll be leaving now.

9.) 23 May 2019 13:13:55
I personally would take Icardi. Quality player, buries his chances. Concerns over his attitude but I'd rather have him than Lukaku.

10.) 23 May 2019 14:09:50
just what we need redwhiskey more players with poor attitudes.



10 May 2019 09:15:14
Reports coming out that we're close to signing Swansea's Daniel James for £15m.

With how inflated the market is this seems like a low risk transfer, anyone know good the lad is / can potentially be?


1.) 10 May 2019 09:22:28
I don't want to hype the guy up too much but i think people are saying he's the welsh messi.

2.) 10 May 2019 09:28:05
Had anyone seen him play?

3.) 10 May 2019 09:26:06
Decent lad with blistering pace. In the last year of his contract and playing in the Championship at a club who will see a drop in their parachute payments next season. So 15m seem about right.

I think Ed002 said that he only knows of interest from Leeds. Could be media hype to put pressure on them to conclude a deal quickly.

{Ed002's Note - There is sustained interest from Leeds and Newcastle see Daniel James as a Potential Plan B to another player. Certainly players at Swansea will have been scouted as Premier League clubs search for home grown players, and certainly he is seen as a decent player but I am not aware agreement at this time.}

4.) 10 May 2019 09:47:12
Fast as . but raw talent-at £15m reported not a huge financial risk - giggs rates him highly and who knows ; a dele alli type opportunity.?

{Ed002's Note - It is rather different to Dele Alli as he would take up a squad place.}

5.) 10 May 2019 10:32:45
Decent player, only young would be an interestingly signing .
The lad is quick quick.

6.) 10 May 2019 11:32:45
Buy to loan out maybe?

7.) 10 May 2019 11:47:25
I follow my local side Forest quite closely and hence have a decent handle on all things Championship.

James has been a revelation this season, lightening quick, strong and two footed. Has all the attributes to make it at the top level and for me represents a shrewd signing (if it goes through) .

Giggs a big advocate also which has no doubt had some impact.

I think he will be in and around the first team. Maybe 20 appearances or so next season to break him in.

8.) 10 May 2019 11:50:47
ed002- I meant as in getting at a bargain price for a young lad with potential- Alli was apparently below £5m but his worth now.

{Ed002's Note - But he did not take up a squad place.}

9.) 10 May 2019 11:52:09
I think Cookyman maybe referring to the Dele Ali signing from a lower league team proving to be very successful by being a regular 1st team player and getting into his International team.

10.) 10 May 2019 12:05:29
Think that makes sense Eric, from what I've been told he still needs game time. So maybe loaning him back to a championship side or Leeds if they still want him / get promoted.

Defo sounds like he's one for the future.

11.) 10 May 2019 12:20:34
cheers ports- some people over complicate statements when there is no need.

12.) 10 May 2019 12:22:36
God forbid there is any positive to this haha, looks a good signing, sure we will have 'squad places' to take up. Would be very surprised if we loaned him back.

13.) 10 May 2019 14:56:29
ED002 do you mean that Dele Allis age meant he did nit take up a squad space.
Or are you implying that James is just a squad player at the best.

{Ed002's Note - It means that James would take up a place in the 25 man squad which Alli did not.}

14.) 10 May 2019 18:12:34
DSG, I just watched him on YouTube for three minutes and he's definitely going to be better than Messi and Maradona combined. Definitely.

15.) 10 May 2019 19:59:54
Reminds me of Bale in his early Southampton days. Blistering pace both with and without the ball. I can see why he's worth the gamble.

16.) 10 May 2019 20:58:16
Not sure clubs gamble. I would think they have researched and scouted him before making a choice on a move.

17.) 10 May 2019 23:26:58
FZZ judging by recent signings we definitely gamble and the house usually wins.

18.) 10 May 2019 22:39:05
Thanks ED002.

19.) 11 May 2019 10:12:25
I think after a long time we are buying a proper winger otherwise there are always inside forwards mentioned. We need lots of balance in the squad, be in first 11 or 25man squad.



26 Apr 2019 18:11:28
Ole saying today that Pogba is going nowhere. Looks like the club will be taking on that option of 'blocking' the move that ed spoke about last week.


1.) 26 Apr 2019 19:50:15
wish the reporter asked the same question re De Gea.

2.) 26 Apr 2019 22:18:21
Sir Alex once said he wouldn't sell "that mob a virus" then promptly sold them the best player in the world.
How apt would it be if we actually sold them a "virus" this summer.

3.) 27 Apr 2019 05:42:37
Best for all if we sell this summer. Pogba is not living up to expectations and if he runs his contract down either he leaves for free, again, or he demands higher wages than Sanchez. He obviously wants Madrid, and maybe he will fulfill his potential there.

4.) 27 Apr 2019 08:22:13
Ole saying what any manager should say. He’s not going to come out with 3 games to go to say he’s leaving. Imagine the headlines. There’s money to be made in the timing of such announcements.

5.) 27 Apr 2019 10:29:32
Pogba May be causing some issues behind the scenes, then again he may not be I truly don’t know. However to say he has not lived up to expectations is not true. He’s our best player it’s as simple as that and the stats show it. He’s surrounded by dross and the starting 11 needs a major upgrade, especially the back 4 (5 if Dave leaves which seems likely) . As I have said before, the worst back 4 for Utd I have seen in my lifetime.

6.) 27 Apr 2019 12:49:02
That's what makes it all the more frustrating Eric. We've seen in glimpses what he can do. If he was fully committed and focused what else could he have done.

7.) 29 Apr 2019 10:38:37
He cannot carry 6/ 7 players every game though can he?

Matic is past it, Ander performs every other match, Fred is a dreadful signing and McT is a kid learning his trade. Behind him is a back 4 which contains Young, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Bailly. ahead of him is a striker with the touch of a trampoline in Lukaku, Rashford who is very inconsistent, as is Lingard and Martial, and Sanchez is okayed out of position or not played at all.

To blame Pogba for this is ridiculous.



12 Apr 2019 17:47:47
Sky Bet are reporting that United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all trying to get RB Leipzig's Paul Mitchell to become sporting director. I have no idea if this is a good thing or not but the fact Chelsea and Arsenal are looking at him tells me he must be half decent.

Will be very interesting if we did get a director in this summer, would hopefully put ed woodward on the back seat when it comes to decision making on the footballing side.


1.) 12 Apr 2019 21:06:51
Sadly as much as I think we need someone with specific footballing nous to come in and make those footballing decisions. I don't see it working out as we would hope. I cannot see Ed Woodward bringing in someone to take control and power away from him. He seems to have an ego that could rival Pogba's. Yet I fail to see what he has done to deserve that inflated self worth.

Some say he does a great job on the commercial side, and for a time I believed this to. Yet how hard can it be to get people to sign up to one of the largest and well known brands in the world, a brand with billions of fans and potential customers for sponsors.

Surely a competent person could have secured the deals Ed Woodward has. He isn't a revolutionary, he doesn't do anything new of inventive. He just does his job to a good enough level.

However, he also gets too involved in the footballing side. Signing players for inflated fees on inflated wages while paying huge agents fees because the player will help him sign more commercial deals.

Ed002 has suggested that Ole won't have much impact on who the club signs, which asks the question of who is making these decisions. There is only one obvious answer, step forward Ed Woodward.

Do I believe that egomaniac such as Ed Woodward truly wants to hire someone to take that control away from him?

Of course not, he wants a buffer, someone to do the mundane tasks while he whields the power. Then when it goes wrong he has someone to take the blame.

Things won't seriously improve until Ed leaves. WOODWARD OUT.

{Ed002's Note - None of you seem to understand the structure of the club and who makes these decisions.}

2.) 12 Apr 2019 22:31:48
The scouts identify the players and then they show it to the manager and then the manager has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for each position and then it is Ed woodward who will go and close the deal.

I hope i am a tiny bit right on this but i don't think Ed Woodward goes out and chooses players. There is a reason there is a scouting system. in the club such as Marc Bout and his buddies.

{Ed0333's Note - No Ed Woodward just goes and messes up the transfernegotiations you have a scouting department to identify players.

3.) 12 Apr 2019 22:36:46
I am sure he buys players in the interest of the club or is he still fixiated with buying big names?

4.) 12 Apr 2019 21:58:05
Hi Ed002, hope you are well. Could you give us a brief description of the structure of our club at the moment and how a DOF would fit in if you have time, apologies if you’ve been over it before, I think we are all a little guilty of not fully understanding this at our club. Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - There will then just be more people the fans who know zip about the club or the people to trash. It is quite frankly laughable.}

5.) 13 Apr 2019 09:50:15
No worries Ed, I understand. Thanks anyway.



27 Jul 2018 13:07:29
Reports surfacing today that we've made a 75 Million bid for Willian.

It's a difficult one really. we're desperate for a right sided player but we're most likely paying way over the odds for it no matter who we bring in.


1.) 27 Jul 2018 13:12:15
£75m for an inconsistent winger Chelsea fans wouldn't mind seeing the back off? Bloody hell this club!

2.) 27 Jul 2018 13:33:07
I think he is a fantastic player, I don't really think he is inconsistent at all. When Jose was there he was brilliant. The shape that Conte played meant he got less game time. As long as there is still money available the cost is of limited concern to me.

Plus blind Damian and rojo will bring in 40 mil which pays for half of the fee and frees up a ton of money in wages.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 14:19:13
worst winger at the world cup.

4.) 27 Jul 2018 14:55:28
There is contrary reports, ones suggesting Chelsea would accept offer of €75m from utd, others suggesting Chelsea are willing to drop the price after Barcelona opted against the deal.

There is no suggestion we have made the bid.

5.) 27 Jul 2018 14:59:05
Ed 002 always says talking about money complicates things so ill stick with that. If we want him and he turns out well then great for the side. Which i think he will.

6.) 27 Jul 2018 15:17:57
If we keep buying older players we will need a complete rebuild of the midfield in 2 years. Willian 29 herra 29 Sanchez 30 fellani 30 matic 30.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe Neville has some younger players in mind that he could use?}

7.) 27 Jul 2018 15:22:19
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
I can not believe I have just read ‘inconsistent winger’! You must be joking? Willian has been Chelsea’s best player for the pas 2/ 3 years! When I think of a JM player, he is the first one that springs to mind. Driven both in terms of his defensive duties and intelligent attacking ability. Given today’s market I would pay that for him. Hazard is the inconsistent player currently on Chelsea’s books IMO.

8.) 27 Jul 2018 15:37:11
Twenty. or perhaps he's buying experience to win while he's here, when the overhaul starts, pereira fosu mensa gomes and chong will be ready to take over? He's unlikely to stay longer than this year I think.

9.) 27 Jul 2018 16:04:21
Ed002, are you hinting the idea of Gary Neville taking over one day?

I wouldn't mind that personally.

10.) 27 Jul 2018 16:31:56
Don't make me laugh boys. As a Chelsea fan I can tell you players don't get more inconsistent than Willian. KingGiggsy he's been no where near our best player for the last three years, he has a good first half of the season in 15/ 16 and other than that he's been either poor or had patches of brilliance. He was a substitute most of the title winning season with Conte preferring Pedro and last season Chelsea fans were disappointed with seeing him in the starting 11 up until February when he decided to turn up. If we get £75m from you lot we've well and truly mugged you off I'm afraid.

11.) 27 Jul 2018 18:44:04
We’ve got form for it tho. I mean we paid £40m for a slow laboured Matic, while they paid about £30m for Kante, one of the best in the world. Work that out.

12.) 27 Jul 2018 18:52:51
Knowing us ed002 it will be Phil!

13.) 27 Jul 2018 19:29:28
Sorry Stand, they paid 45m for Bakoyoko. Kante was the season prior to that. Keep up mate. You are just trying to knock us down.

14.) 27 Jul 2018 20:31:38
We actually regret selling Matid. Well I wouldn't have minded actually had we replaced him suitably but Bakayoko was truly awful for us last year although I think many still have faith he can improve! As I said though Willian wouldn't really be missed at Chelsea and you can do better.

15.) 27 Jul 2018 21:25:13
Matic is class. His replacement Bakayoko has been dreadful.

Signing Willian would be nonsensical given we have Sanchez and Rashford who can play there just as inconsistently.

16.) 28 Jul 2018 01:16:07
Signing Willian would be great at the right price maybe 35-40 million . I have to diagram with the negative comments about him, for me he us one of the most exciting players in the league and he can make something out of nothing. But i dpnt get why one of martial, rashford or lingard can't play on the right. Rashford and martial as the wingers would scare the he'll out if the best fullbacks and midfielders.




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23 May 2019 17:57:29
Hi Ed002, seemed that De Ligt was destined for Barcelona but I am seeing a lot more talk of United offering better wages and a higher transfer fee for the player. Can you confirm if this is total rubbish or are you aware of MU seriously looking at the player? Thanks Again.


{Ed002's Note - Nailed on then.}

1.) 23 May 2019 19:54:14
I assume its total rubbish then! Shame because he's a decent looking player.

2.) 23 May 2019 20:22:26
Same happened with Pogba I think, others wanted but we paid more and gave more wages.



25 Apr 2019 10:37:01
Hi Ed002, I remember last year there were mentions of the owners potentially readying up to sell the club. Do you know of any updates regarding this? Would be interesting to know if the glazers plan on sticking around or leaving the club in the mess it's currently in.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed. The club is in a mess due to a serious of self-inflicted wounds not related to the owners. If the club were to be sold institutional ownership would be the most likely or a floatation of part of the club.}



18 Apr 2019 14:10:41
Hearing a lot more people suggesting ole isn't good enough and prediction he'll get the sack by the end of next season. Which I think is 1. a ridiculous knee-jerk reaction and 2. A bit unfair on a club legend who has turned our season around.

Before Ole came in we were way off top 4 and looking to have another disappointing season. Now at the start of this week we were within touching distance of the UCL semis and if results go our way we'll be sitting in the top 4.

Ole has brought the team back together and we're now seeing a much more attacking and entertaining side (yes we still need to improve) .

I honestly believe with the right transfers made and the right players let go we will see the true solskjaer ideas on the field. From what we've seen so far Ole clearly wants the lads to play high up the pitch, to put pressure on when they don't have the ball and to be direct when attacking. This Sh**s all over the way mourinho was getting the team to play.

Ole may not win us the league or the UCL, but I do believe he'll reinstate the united identity into this squad again, we will see glimpsed of the old united we once loved.

I want him to succeed and I'm sure he'll give it a good go, but if it doesn't work out at least we know the next manager will inherit a strong sqaud with right ideas on how to play for our club.


1.) 18 Apr 2019 14:39:18
I agree with you weggy.
His hands are tied at the moment.
This squad is capable of five wins in a row or 3 losses it doesn't matter who is in charge.
It will take time no doubt all i want to see is some consistent progress.
For 6 years now its been win a few lose a few. Do ok in some cups and win others. 2 steps forward 1 back sometimes 1 step forward then 3 steps backwards.
Some identity to our play. And steady improvement.

2.) 18 Apr 2019 15:16:36
Well said Ken and Weggy.

3.) 18 Apr 2019 15:26:11
Common sense Weggy.

People (football fans in general) have very short memories. We are lucky we're not 10th. At one point this season I was actually hoping we'd keep losing in order to make sure we avoid the Europa League because it means we won't compete in the league next season - now we still have a chance of top 4. What a turnaround in results and attitude.

We all know that most of our players are not good enough. Yet we still get frustrated when we're not romping the league? We need to be realistic.

We're starting games with Young, Jones and Smalling in our back 4, our 'star player' going missing in midfield, our highest paid player unable to get fit let alone perform, our marquee striker signing unable to dislodge an academy graduate.

We've blamed Mourinho, now people are blaming Ole.

When do we blame the decision makers and certain players who do not have the attitude or respect to wear our shirt?

Sir Alex put his blood into Manchester United. We've now got Paul Pogba walking round like he owns the place after SAF showed him the door. It's disrespectful. And it's not just Pogba, it's others as well.

4.) 18 Apr 2019 16:51:11
Good post Weggy.
No manager can compete with the current United squad.
Can you imagine poch or Klopp playing high intensity football with young, Mata, matic, martial?
Or Pep playing passing football with Smalling, Bailly, Lukaku?

It's time to recruit players who suit the United style.



22 Aug 2017 12:14:07
Here's a what if question.

Lets say Barcelona don't get Coutinho, so they decide to place a £100m bid in for Martial.

Who here would accept it?

I don't think Martial is worth any more than what we've already paid but I also think he could be worth that price one day in this market.

Might not be a tough decision for you lot but I'm finding it difficult to decide on what I'd do.


1.) 22 Aug 2017 12:46:57
Easy decision. Its a no. I wouldn't sell them Fellaini even they offered 100 mill an messi. can't stand them as a club.

2.) 22 Aug 2017 12:52:54
Id say no. There is no point in selling Martial for 100 mill and then going to buy another player with potential.

3.) 22 Aug 2017 12:53:38
The money is irrelevant. Who would you buy to replace him? This is why Liverpool are not interested. EPL clubs have all the money they need. World class, or potentially world class players are in short supply.

4.) 22 Aug 2017 13:53:43
I wouldn't sell Martial, Rashford for anything. The club doesn't need the money we need to get back to being one of the 3 best clubs in the world. Lingard, Smalling, Darmian and even Mata i would be willing to sell.

5.) 22 Aug 2017 14:49:22
It's a no from me too.

6.) 22 Aug 2017 15:48:02
If we could agree a deal for his replacement before word got out, I'd go for it.

Unfortunately, if other clubs found out about the deal in advance they'd take us to the cleaners and thus I expect we'd end up with an inferior player in exchange. After this window I can see prices continuing to rise to the point where £100m for Martial will look like a steal.

That Liverpool are able to turn down £100m+ for a player of Coutinhos standard still astounds me and is quite a scary reflection of where transfer fees are heading.

7.) 22 Aug 2017 16:25:24
£100m. i am afraid that would be a yes from me.
I know he has potential, could become top quality but right now that is way above his market price.

8.) 23 Aug 2017 09:44:45
So we can pay 120 mill for someone who is on par or potentially not as good with less upside? Answer is no. If anything can be learnt from what is going on in football at the moment is hang on to your young talent.

I was huge fan Dembele and kept going on and on about him before he went to Dortmund, I am not surprised about yje numbers as most teams will price what the player is worth down the line than what he is worth today.

I think Neymar for what he went for if you ignore marketing and branding value stuff as a footballer is not worth half the money. Like 95% percent of Brazilians will have a short shelf life and IMO overrated.



31 Jul 2017 08:00:59
I don't understand some of the criticism on the Matic signing. It was only 5 years ago we were starting Carrick + Cleverley as a midfield 2!

Yes he might be classed as a 'Chelsea reject' now after the babyyakodokolala signing, but he's still a PL proven defensive midfielder, something we are seriously lacking within the squad.

50m is a lot of money, however as we all know prices have gone crazy this season and I can't see that changing. Walker just went for the same price!

Overall a quality signing and having Lukaku and Matic both added to our squad is a great push onto next season, we have a tendency to do well with signing other premier league players.


1.) 31 Jul 2017 08:36:38
My only criticism is the timing. Would have been nice for Matic to get a bit more of a pre season with the rest of the lads to hit the ground running at the start of the season. I'm sure there are valid reasons though.

2.) 31 Jul 2017 09:33:31
I think we were pursuing other targets and genuinely wanted Dier - when that wasn't possible we finalises the deal.

He is excellent at what he does and will be a great signing. Not required in every game but certainly needed in the big ones and in Europe.




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23 May 2019 09:37:16
Skriniar just signed a new deal with Inter, doubt he'll be leaving now.




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22 May 2019 18:37:24
Cheers Ed, I don't mind us selling him as long as we replace him appropriately. Personally don't think Rashford and Martial are good enough yet to lead the front line.




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10 May 2019 12:05:29
Think that makes sense Eric, from what I've been told he still needs game time. So maybe loaning him back to a championship side or Leeds if they still want him / get promoted.

Defo sounds like he's one for the future.




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17 Apr 2019 11:51:33
It's also crazy how Douglas Costa could cost up to 80m. he isn't that good surely? I'd rather Zaha who is prem proven and much younger.




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17 Apr 2019 11:48:55
Based on the info ed has provided, I would be happy with the following happening:


Koulibaly (unlikely we'll get to CB's it seems)



Only issue I have is I can't see all those players leaving, some will find a way to stick around another year. Also can't see us get any of our first choices.





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23 May 2019 19:54:14
I assume its total rubbish then! Shame because he's a decent looking player.




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28 Mar 2019 10:07:47
Ole ticks a lot of boxes for me. He knows the club and knows what the fans expect from the players.

My only concern is how much he'll be backed in the summer, hopefully we bring in more hungry young talent which he can help develop.




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27 Mar 2019 09:32:12
If true, the Sanchez transfer may go down as one of the silliest decisions our club has made in recent years.




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22 Jan 2018 14:18:37
Will Ronnie ever learn? :)




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25 Oct 2017 15:26:13
I've dropped Lukaku for Aguero. Kane is always going to score where as under Jose Lukaku is easily affected by the lack of service.