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Favourite player: Paul Scholes

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15 Sep 2020 09:35:41
Gareth Bale 1 year loan with pption to buy at the end, perhaps Real subsiding some of his wages or waiving a fee to get him off their books all rumoured today.
Any truth we are looking to turn to Bale Ed?
I have read across the site thar Bale doesn't want to play football, I'm not sure that is true, ZZ won't play him and so he is picking up a big wage, problem has been nobody could afford him to buy or loan and Real also wanted a fee so I feel a tad unfair on Bale to say he has given up.
Problem i'd see is we sign Bale and he just won't be fit for a while or its a risk in terms of injuries but we do have Greenwood to rotate with him which may work on that basis.
If we was also to sign Stevanovic with Bale for a couple of years, Greenwood eventually going central, may not work out too bad, a risk as I say in terms of Bale himself but on his day he is unplayable and the savings from Sancho fees we could strengthen elsewhere, mind you we need to sell players first.

{Ed002's Note - Gareth Bale (RW) - if the finances can be sorted out Manchester United could opt for him as an alternate to Sancho.}

1.) 15 Sep 2020 10:18:19
Thank you Ed.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 10:21:57
Bale when fit and motivated is excellent. Even 30 games a season from a fit and motivated Bale makes our squad considerably better. His contribution would outweigh that of James, Pereira, Mata etc you'd expect.

The issue for me isn't even the fitness side of things, it's more the motivation element. He's achieved everything he could have at Real from a silverware perspective but from an individual one not so much. Does he still have the drive to be one of the best in the world? He gets to stay in a lovely city with good weather, good food, gets to play an incredible golf course at the Santander Madrid and when he is at work he gets to play football for one of the biggest clubs in the world, earning a massive wage doing it. He's living the dream and motivation must be hard to muster when that is the case.

I think it is a risk but based on the other options of Perisic or Costa, I'd still edge towards Bale but that's probably more in hope that he rediscovered his best form than expectation.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 10:36:18
Bale can single handedly win games.
I do like the option of Greenwood and Bale rotating on RW.

4.) 15 Sep 2020 11:00:44
Bale ‘could’ singlehandedly win games, past tense.

Now Bale is finished. Massive wages, atrocious injury record, no work ethic, and doesn’t seem to care about playing.

5.) 15 Sep 2020 11:01:12
No problem rotating with bale as he'll be rotating with the operating table anyway.

6.) 15 Sep 2020 13:00:57
Id be happy as ed said if the finances could be sorted.
A loan with an option would be ideal imo and fairly low risk.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 14:16:32
I'd be disappointed if we sign Bale. I don't think short term options are a worthwhile investment. Look at Ighalo, as much as you might want him to be a success. The reality is is that he isn't going to challenge for a first team spot when everyone is fit. He's just there to make up the numbers.

If we can't sign Sancho this summer then I doubt we'll ever sign him. Next summer he'll either be more expensive than this, or if he isn't and is actually available cheaper then we will likely face strong competition from other sides, possibly even the sides that he would prefer to move to.

The only scenario which isn't a terrible idea when signing Bale would be on a heavily subsidised one year loan deal. He is 31, has a chequered history with injuries, is a player who relies heavily on pace, and has shown little desire to play football over the past few seasons.

Will he be able to stay fit often enough to play a decent number of games?

If he can stay fit is he still able to make a difference in the faster more physically demanding league?

Would he be a positive or negative impact on our young squad?

If he can stay fit, and if he can still play at the level he was at a few years ago and if he can find his desire to play then he would be a good signing.

But that is a lot of ifs. While his wage demands have the potential to cause another Sanchez situation.

A one year loan deal where we pay half his wages and a proportion of that half is performance related. Then it wouldn't be an awful move.

But then what happens if he does well? Should the club sign him permanently next summer? And at what cost? Or if we can't sign Sancho next summer and Bale flops who do we sign then?

I think if we can't sign Sancho then we should look for a diamond in the rough type signing. Someone young, with potential who we could sign and rotate around with the likes of Greenwood, Rashford and James in the wide positions.

Mbeumo, Tsygankov, Stengs, Neres, or Leon Bailey.

Players who can play anywhere across the front line, have talent and could make a huge jump up if placed in and around better players.

8.) 17 Sep 2020 17:45:40
Why would anyone be excited about Bale. there was a semblance of a plan, young, hungry players, Bale is simply a galactico signing. tbe higher ups have known for months what it would take to get Sancho and have acted, as usual in an amateurish way again and will now panic buy someone who doesn't fit.

Bale will be injured first game he plays and will be out. it's a disgrace tve club acts like this, no ambition apart from bringing in money.

9.) 17 Sep 2020 17:46:27
I don't think its fair to state he has little desire to play football, Madrid have ostracised Bale for that time period in the main, ZZ didn't exactly want to play him, if I recall Real blocked Bale going to China to play football, let's be fair even if Real wanted to let him go rather than blocking him leavinv these past 2 years who, except the Chinese club, would be able afford him, those that could afford him didn't need him, so that leaves Bale stuck really, easy to say take a pay cut etc but until recently Real wanted a hefty fee for Bale as well so tbh I don't blame Bale for picking up the wage Real agreed to pay him when he signed if they don't want to select him.
The Bale for Wales shows desire and work ethic as did the Bale for Real prior to all of this, I feel if Bale came here he would have a lot to prove and have desire and work hard but as I say his fitness and then injuries would be my concern.



07 Sep 2020 12:43:01
Hi Ed002, how credible are the various reports stating we are close to signing Sergio Regulion?

{Ed002's Note - "Close to" is a subjective term. Real Madrid need cash and are offering him around. Plenty of clubs have had discussions. Manchester United are an option - although it doesn't seem a priority.}

1.) 07 Sep 2020 13:02:32
Rumours now linking us to Alex Telles of Porto and Mykolenko of Dynamo Kiev. Two more left backs, either the media are just naming LB's after the Reguilon link or maybe the club is seriously considering a move for a LB.

{Ed002's Note - If MU are to buy a LB then AT would be first choice. Pini has been in London dealing with another transfer so perhaps he will have a little time to spare.}

2.) 07 Sep 2020 14:30:29
Ed002, I think it might be a red herring. The "report" suggested Alex Telles agent was in Manchester to tie up a deal. I'm pretty sure United do most of their transfer negotiations etc from their London office.

{Ed002's Note - He has been in London, not Manchester.}

3.) 07 Sep 2020 15:37:05
Thank you Ed for the info, much appreciated.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 16:43:30
ED002, i read that AT has a year left on his contract. Is he a cheaper option to SR or just the overall preferred option?


{Ed002's Note - He won’t be cheaper but would be preferred- a good kick in the gonads for Williams if anything happens.}

5.) 07 Sep 2020 17:32:46
hopefully it spurs Brandie on.

6.) 07 Sep 2020 18:52:21
Isnt williams a rb playing left back? Or have i got that wrong.

7.) 07 Sep 2020 18:56:50
Maybe we are going for 3 at the back with Shaw going central, would make sense signing LB then with Williams able to cover both right and left, who knows.

8.) 07 Sep 2020 18:18:04
Gonads, Old School there Ed.

9.) 07 Sep 2020 21:42:42
Think Dalot will go and Williams will move to right back.

10.) 08 Sep 2020 20:36:19
I’d like to see Williams get the cup games and a handful of PL starts at RB. As good as AWB is defensively, he doesn’t have the grit and drive that Williams shows when attacking.



18 Aug 2020 09:36:44
Hi Ed, hope you are good.
I just wanted to ask have we signed or agreed to sign Marc Jurado and Alvaro Carreras from Barcelona and Real respectively?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 18 Aug 2020 09:48:05
What age see there guys?

{Ed002's Note - Kids, 16 perhaps 17.}

2.) 18 Aug 2020 10:44:03
Thought so. Thanks ed002.
Hope all is well.
I know you don't like giving blow by blow updates but i was wondering is there don't truth in the reports that united have reignited their push for Saul?

3.) 18 Aug 2020 14:33:47
Thanks Ed.

4.) 18 Aug 2020 17:38:53

I'm thinking ED002 said Saul would be a Pogba replacement if the amateurs let him go.

5.) 18 Aug 2020 20:04:17
Thanks MH.

6.) 19 Aug 2020 22:44:56
Jurado has himself confirmed the transfer on Instagram of all places.



02 May 2020 10:48:52
Hi Ed002, hope lockdown is treating you well. Away from the league restart or not saga, a friend asked me if United would sign Declan Rice which got me thinking, I recall you saying in the past there was interest i was just wondering if Rice is still of interest to us?

{Ed002's Note - The immediate need for a DM player has been eased by agreeing a new contract with Matic but Manchester United could also look to Rice again at some point, but I doubt it will be this summer. West Ham do not need to sell but if relegated might do. If Manchester United do look to add a DM this summer perhaps thinking again about Denis Zakaria might be one option.}

1.) 02 May 2020 11:09:12
Thank you Ed, very informative. Would Moenchengladbach be open to offers for Zakaria?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

2.) 02 May 2020 11:45:16
One to keep an eye on then, thanks Ed.

3.) 02 May 2020 12:01:23
We would, I am certain, appreciate your summary of the Manchester United transfer strategy for the end of the season. Many thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - THings will become much clearer at the end of next week.}

4.) 02 May 2020 14:51:37
If we do look at a DM I hope it is Zakaria and not Rice.



22 Mar 2020 09:00:55
Can I ask Ed002, most talk is about getting the season done by June 30th and 1st June start date being mooted in various quarters, what will happen to FA Cup, EL and CL games that are left, will they be allowed to complete aswell as the league season, surely would be unfair to just compete league games. United for example have 17 or 18 games left potentially if we go all the way in the 2 cup comps we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The Premier League and FA Cup are planned to be completed if and when the remainder of the season can get underway. If the season does not get underway, the FA Cup will be scratched.

The CL and EL are a very different issue. UEFA are obviously keen to hold them and have a plan to play the EL semi-finals and final over a single weekend or a couple of days in Gdansk and the CL semi-finals and final on a similar basis in Istanbul. In all probability they will need to draw a line across and scratch the competitions for this season - but right now they are not doing that. I can't see them going ahead.}

1.) 22 Mar 2020 13:15:18
Thank you Ed, very informative. So there is a scenario where the premier league carries on and Europe does not or do you see all competitions domestic and otherwise scratched?

{Ed002's Note - I really can't say with any confidence but doubt that the PL will be in a position to carry on in the near term, and I suspect the same will be true for most of Europe.}

2.) 22 Mar 2020 13:52:49
Thank you Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}




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18 Sep 2020 22:24:19
Every transfer window is the same with us united fans, we get linked with every player for every position, most of which we never had any interest in at all yet we have lost x, y and z player to other clubs. Also the other teams get their business done so quick debate, well Thiago to Liverpool dragged on just as long as Sancho has saga has. Let the transfer window end and see where we are, if we was to sign Telles and Sancho this summer along with DVDB then it looks a great summer and all the fretting will have been for nothing.

1.) 18 Sep 2020 22:37:00
Yeah plus the young prospects we have brought in.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 23:36:29
Every player we have been linked with has joined another club.

3.) 19 Sep 2020 00:02:23
Terms agreed. Wages agreed, agents fees agreed. Image rights agreed.
Dog minder agreed. transfer off game over.

4.) 19 Sep 2020 01:08:23
Once we were Kings now we're just Aresnal or Spurs.

5.) 19 Sep 2020 01:29:46

That’s because we get linked with players for that exact reason.

“Manchester United target signs for XXXXX” sells more papers that

“Player signs for XXXXX”

It’s so obvious this is what happens, best to ignore a lot of the stuff you read.

6.) 19 Sep 2020 07:53:52
“If we sign Telles and Sancho it will have been a great window. ”

Agreed that that would be 3 good signings BUT we should have got them in far earlier. If we wait two weeks to get them on/ around deadline day, we could easily be several points off of the pacesetters already.

7.) 19 Sep 2020 08:32:39
Just because the media 'link' us to someone it doesn't mean we actually had any interest in them. Most names we have heard this summer we most likely had no intention of going after.



16 Sep 2020 17:20:11
Tim Sherwood says that we have run out of money, not signing Grealish but getting DVDB obvs means that we have no money lol.

1.) 16 Sep 2020 17:44:10
i think Sherwood loves Grealish more than his own family. He is probably sad that JG didn't get a move to a top club and we, the team with the most serious interest in him leading into the summer, didn't follow through with the interest.

2.) 16 Sep 2020 19:47:01
I find it horrifying you expect Lamborghini to go without aubameyangs custom order this year ed! Just for a couple of hundred people's livihoods and wellbeing during a C.V. pfft.

3.) 16 Sep 2020 20:09:09
We got a better, more experienced player for less money.

TS clearly trying to come out with shock statements to stay relevant.

4.) 17 Sep 2020 06:49:44
TS wanted us to get Grealish as well as Bale :)



09 Sep 2020 21:46:22
A good 6-0 win for the u21's at Salford tonight. Looking at the names and Mejbri, Menghi, Laird I've seen mentioned a lot, Garner aswell, any others ones to watch from the side tonight?
We have signed some young talent also this summer;
Radek Vitek
Marc Jurado
Logan Pye
Alvaro Fernandez
Isak Hanson Aeron
Felip Stefanovic (unsure)
Alejandro Garnacho
Joe Hugill.

1.) 10 Sep 2020 07:22:45
Ethan Gailbraith is very talented. The one who will shock a lot is Elanga. He’s so fast and powerful. Avid watchers of the academy that I know reckon he will pass dan James and Chong this season.



19 Aug 2020 12:33:03
I just want to talk about Dean Henderson, it looks like The Blades are signing Aaron Ramsdale so unless Deano is happy being number 2 at Sheffield United it looks like Deano is heading back to Old Trafford.
So what's the plan for Dean Henderson?
Replace DdG now for this upcoming season?
Has he agreed to be the number 2/ cup keeper and replace DdG next year, would Henderson even be happy with that?
We are selling him, which would be particularly stupid imo?
We are loaning him elsewhere?

1.) 19 Aug 2020 12:50:54
Guess we will have to wait and see.
Talk of him signing a new contract before going on another loan for next season.
Will romero want to stay?
Im sure ole had his plan and those that need to know, know.

2.) 19 Aug 2020 16:08:42
WRD would Henderson be number 2 if he went back to Sheffield United? I'd pick him over Ramsdale all day long.

3.) 19 Aug 2020 18:41:29
Ed has said Romero will look to go and Joel Perreira will back your DDG with Henderson On loan I

4.) 19 Aug 2020 19:22:41
Yeah I read Ed002 comments after this post, a loan elsewhere would be better than selling him obvs.



27 Jul 2020 10:21:58
Unbelievable that we finished 3rd, 32 points from 42 available last 14 games, unreal form on a par with City and Pool.
Ole gets some stick but deserved a lot of credit as do McKenna, Carrick and Phelan.
Bruno the catalyst has sparked the front 3, Matic turned his form around, squad all look like they've bought in and we've the likes of Williams and Greenwood come through.
Thought we managed the game pretty well yday, must have been nerves as most haven't been thru a situation like that before so fair play.
3rd place under any previous managers would have said best we can achieve so its the same for Ole, better probably as he does bot have the CV of a Jose, LVG, Moyes so again much praise for Ole.
Transfer window will be crucial again and getting it right but we have the last window. Grealish and Sancho seem to be the 2 tho unsure on the latter and I don't see us pursuing a CB this summer.
Amazing lads, great to go thru another season with you all on hwre even tho we disagree and passions fly at times, onto EL and 7 weeks until we go again.
Thanks Eds as always, you put up with a lot from our ranging emotions.

1.) 27 Jul 2020 11:45:46
With the money made through qualification to the champions league and the money not lost from our deal with Nike for failing to qualify for the champions league, I dare say that Bruno has already paid off his transfer fee with his contribution since January. He could do nothing for the remainder of his contract and still go down as one of our best signings of the post Fergie era.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 12:51:19
Agreed WRD. And it couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke in OGS. I mean, despite what I think of him as a coach and where I think we will go under him. There is nothing more satisfying as a fan to see a club legend be the one to do what he did. It really was special considering where we were in December.

I sincerely hope that they give him and the club the players that they need to go on and grow, close the gap at the top and be genuine contenders next season.

3.) 27 Jul 2020 13:37:57
I don't think anyone expects us to challenge for the league next year, we just need to more competitive. Long sustained runs of great form followed by long sustained runs of abysmal form isn't the way forward.

Martial has done great since the restart but he now needs to do it week in week out. Likewise with Shaw who's been very impressive. Lindelof and Maguire look like strangers playing together at times. There's still a lot of work to do with tbis squad and a few tough decisions need to be made. We need to iron out the mistakes.

Hopefully We can improve the squad too. In Oles first impressive run when he took over ended with 3 players with muscle injuries in the first half draw against Liverpool. The wheels quickly came off in the next group of games. He needs learn how to rotate his squad better.

As Angel said I'm delighted for Ole. His smile when Lingard scored was great to see. The games will come thick and fast next year. He has a great habit of getting results when it looks like it's curtains, let's hope next season we close the gap on the top teams, Raise the bar and keep going.




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19 Sep 2020 08:30:01
No me and Brandie are cool.



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18 Sep 2020 22:30:45
Guess Brandon Williams gonads best get prepared.



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17 Sep 2020 20:23:16
Do you think United would be silly to pay the asking price and fees for Sancho Ed or is he fair value all told? How do you rate him as a player?

{Ed002's Note - He is a decent player but costs are well beyond what is reasonable.}



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17 Sep 2020 19:20:13
Neres or Chiesa for me but not seen any links so doubt it.




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19 Sep 2020 14:33:17
DVDB and Telles would be 1st choice most weeks tbh, I don't see the comparison, Sancho is overpriced but is the market we are in and again would be a regular starter.



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19 Sep 2020 08:32:39
Just because the media 'link' us to someone it doesn't mean we actually had any interest in them. Most names we have heard this summer we most likely had no intention of going after.



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08 Sep 2020 10:31:43
I quite like the shirt but its the shorts being the same design I hate, black shorts would be better.



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07 Sep 2020 23:31:46
Memohis going Barcelona isn't he?



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06 Sep 2020 16:38:21
I think Jamal Lewis is going to Newcastle.