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Where from: Wrexham

Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: 1999 treble win.

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28 Jan 2020 22:35:49
Apparently some United fans gone militant on Ed's home.

1.) 28 Jan 2020 22:41:59
A million miles too far


2.) 28 Jan 2020 22:57:55
I heard it was Ed002 and Ken.

3.) 28 Jan 2020 23:02:31
Absolutely disgusting a disgrace we are united not hooligans.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 23:21:25
Absolute morons, whether people like the guy or not he is a human being and does not deserve this. This minority of so called fans have taken the toxicity to a new level.

5.) 28 Jan 2020 23:29:01
Ed002 and Ken would be like a Seal Team 6 Infiltration.

6.) 28 Jan 2020 23:35:47
Tongue n cheek comment

But that's the only bit of news coming out of man utd that's true and something was bound to flare up.

I bet EW is already working on sponsors for flares

On a real note. disgusting behaviour by a Toxic minority of imbeciles.

7.) 28 Jan 2020 23:40:03
There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour. Whatever people think of how someone does his or her job, you don’t attack them or their family home. It’s embarrassing for grown adults to be doing this. I am embarrassed by this. I hope they are prosecuted.

8.) 28 Jan 2020 23:51:53
No laughing matter at all Griffin. Shamed the club. This is football. It should NEVER be personalised beyond voicing opinion.

9.) 29 Jan 2020 00:00:12
Absolutely disgraceful I hope they find who did it and send them to jail and ban them from every football ground. Sky and BT should cancel any sports subscriptions they have too. Being passionate is fine but never like this.

10.) 29 Jan 2020 00:07:29
Absolutely disgusting.

11.) 29 Jan 2020 00:51:24
Awful news about Eds home getting attacked. I just post similar on the other page.

12.) 29 Jan 2020 02:20:09
For what it’s worth I’m not condoning this behaviour Cheshire. It’s beyond disgusting.

13.) 29 Jan 2020 02:24:49
This is simply disgusting behaviour. These knuckle draggers are representing us. We must stand together to condemn this abhorrent behaviour. Imagine if Ed's family had been there alone.

This stems and escalates from the singing of the songs in the ground. I hope people realise how this poison needs to be stopped, whether it is songs aimed at Liverpool, or Glazers or Woodward there are lines that should not be crossed. The acceptance of the singing in the grounds leads to idiots like these thinking it is funny or amusing to threaten death and cause violence.

14.) 29 Jan 2020 02:52:52
I hope they are found and punished accordingly.

15.) 29 Jan 2020 04:20:02
Totally unacceptable from those fans.
Woodward's family may get mentally traumatized from these kind of inhuman behaviors.

16.) 29 Jan 2020 07:05:01
Absolute morons. This is the reason why Ed002 won't explain who is doing what at United at board level.

Ed Woodward doesn't have a lot of love amoungst the United fan base, but attacking his home is the lowest of the low. That is his family home, his wife and kids live there.

By all means sing chants at games (not death threats though, or wishing someone dead), have a march, unfurl banners and demonstrate against the man if you're unhappy and blame him. But don't commit criminal acts, and don't involve his family. That's simply disgusting.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on shappy, that was disgusting mate..

17.) 29 Jan 2020 07:54:19
Obviously those people are not representative of United fans. Every fanbase sadly has its rotten apples.

Disgusting stuff indeed, and luckily the Woodward family wasn't home (if I recall correctly) . Hopefully they'll be able to deal with this from a psychological point of view and move on.



10 Jan 2020 12:00:50
Any truth Ed's to the recent news that United are after Bruno Fernandes this months/ are in talks?

{Ed002's Note - The situation is unchanged.}

1.) 10 Jan 2020 12:29:11
I struggle to see how we’re going to sign him now.

We wouldn’t go anywhere near Sporting’s valuation in the summer.
He has now signed a new contract and Sporting are in a stronger position because of that.

I think that stories are being floated to give the impression United are working on targets, rather than there being any actual intent.

2.) 10 Jan 2020 13:51:06
I agree Danny - you hope our desperation for quality in midfield means we will just pay what is needed. However, I feel like this is a briefing from the powers above as a 'statement' after the City humiliation. However, I doubt it is anything other than interest.

3.) 10 Jan 2020 14:14:27
Agree with danny also. seen this play out too many times before, although a small part of me still gets excited and hopeful.

4.) 10 Jan 2020 13:57:50
Ed, just for clarity on this, we are interested but don’t like the price, is that correct?

{Ed002's Note - As I have previously clearly stated, yes.}

5.) 10 Jan 2020 14:32:34
Thanks Ed.

6.) 10 Jan 2020 14:39:15
Thank you Ed.

7.) 10 Jan 2020 15:39:55
As I said the other day with the situation we are in we should just pay the money. The line from the club is we will spend if right players are available and will improve us. We wanted him in summer, clearly still want him so we just need to meet the asking price and get it done.

8.) 10 Jan 2020 15:52:17
Nothing will happen this window - OGS will get sacked In March and the whole scenario will be repeated. Mark my words.

9.) 10 Jan 2020 16:37:52
They (the board) are totally incompetent. Other clubs identify their player, pay what is asked and sign their man. UTD chase shadows trying to find a bargain and as we can see it doesn't work.

10.) 10 Jan 2020 17:09:57
They don't like the price but they must have liked the 80 million price for Maguire. The club is run by absolute morons.

{Ed025's Note - very rich morons though damon..

11.) 10 Jan 2020 17:34:08
The club haven’t briefed anybody, the story has come up because Ole and Phelan went to watch the Sporting v Porto match. Good news if we can get a deal done, sure some people will spin a negative out of it though.

12.) 10 Jan 2020 17:36:34
Eric spot on that

We go threw ground hog day every season.

13.) 10 Jan 2020 17:26:35
You can say that again Ed. Morons to us but not stupid one bit in their own right. Out there for themselves and not the club.

{Ed025's Note - i think you may be right damon mate..

14.) 10 Jan 2020 18:05:30
Throwing Rojo in the deal to get price down.

15.) 10 Jan 2020 18:40:08
Pretty sure that might increase the price Utd Road.

16.) 10 Jan 2020 21:42:24
These rumours seem to be gathering pace pretty fast though 🤔.



07 Jan 2020 22:32:23
Inter in talks to sign Ashley Young apparently.

1.) 07 Jan 2020 22:39:45
Bit of a daft move letting him go considering Shaw is useless and Dalot is injured most of the time.

2.) 07 Jan 2020 22:41:00
Rather than send all our players to inter and watch them be coached by a proper manager, wouldn’t it be simpler to get a proper manager?

3.) 07 Jan 2020 22:49:41
Will we have enough to fill the subs bench after this month is over?

4.) 08 Jan 2020 09:49:18
So, the last 4 years everyone is crying (including me) to shift Young. And now suddenly everyone says we should keep him. We have Dalot, Shaw, Bissaka, Williams. What's the problem to let him go? If someone gets injured, we do have a youth team to cover, or am I wrong.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 10:15:51
Sooner Shaw had the manners to admit he isn't good enough for our team and pisses off . Young is much better at both defending and also is a threat going forward.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 10:38:33
100% agree Ziko. Laird is a good prospect at full back as well so he could fill in if there were a few injuries.

Our season isn't going great anyway and while getting rid of the likes of Young, Matic, Lingard, Jones etc would weaken our squad numbers, people (including me) have been hoping for years that we would find a way to get rid of the players who clearly aren't at the standard needed. This is a chance to do so and subsequently if he wants to go I'd say we should be fine with that.

7.) 08 Jan 2020 10:53:41
Maybe because u can't include Shaw or Dalot in that list because neither can be relied upon.

8.) 08 Jan 2020 11:37:19
And Young is more reliable? Shaw is better at defending and are both awful when attacking.

9.) 08 Jan 2020 11:58:37
Looks like a pre contract agreement for the summer which suits everyone I think.

10.) 08 Jan 2020 12:00:45
Shaw is better at defending? Do you actually watch him play? The guy is awful he's never in position for a start. Young offers more defensively and gets forward also in support where as shaw never even gets forward he just stops and passes it back. So in answer to your question, yes he is a lot more reliable.

11.) 08 Jan 2020 12:01:55
Shaw and Dalot have hopeless injury records too unless you haven't noticed that either? Clueless.

12.) 08 Jan 2020 13:32:42
I understand now. You are Ashley's biggest fan. That's alright, pal, nobody's perfect.

13.) 08 Jan 2020 14:18:44
He gives a hell of a lot more than Shaw. Plus Shaw's been injured for a lot of his United career. Same goes for Dalot.

14.) 08 Jan 2020 19:03:15
If Young goes to Inter, and I wish him the best of luck if he does, that just leaves DDG and Phil Jones who have won a Premier League title with United in our squad.



23 Oct 2019 18:02:28
Apparently juventus in talks to let Mandzukic go and train with another club ahead of Jan. No idea if we are that club, he was mentioned coming to us a lot in the summer.

1.) 24 Oct 2019 07:26:15
WRD makes a lot of sense, continue with the youth angle 😂.

2.) 24 Oct 2019 08:15:51
Apparently he is ready to take reduction in his wage to join us. Although not sure about the truth behind it.

Maybe a 2 year deal so that Greenwood can then take over.

3.) 24 Oct 2019 10:02:22
I read that he was prepared to reduce his 300k a week wage demands, which is hilarious as he is supposedly only on 87k a week at Juventus.



08 Aug 2019 07:43:02
Mandzukic and William's the 2 names in the frame.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 08:44:57
Mandzukic would be really sensible in my opinion:

- back up striker
- plan B in terms of a physical presence
- still a really good finisher
- hard worker
- great professional for the likes of Greenwood to learn from for a season or two

Get this once done, Ole!

2.) 08 Aug 2019 08:57:06
Fernandes doesn't seem Tottenham bound, they seem to be signing Dybala, Lo Celso and Sessegnon. Leaves the door open if the club meet the asking price.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 09:21:42
Agree Downsie, he's a goalscorer and somebody who can give our other forwards a rest.




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14 Jan 2020 11:00:49
Take sky sports headlines with a lunch of salt usually, United and Sporting far apart in valuation of Fernandes is one I can believe however and has been said on here before. Let's hope this is not amateur hour at OT again.

1.) 14 Jan 2020 11:33:04
I ain't having a lunch of salt, I'd need some chicken or beef to go with it at least.

2.) 14 Jan 2020 12:11:11
Deja Vu from the summer WRD.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 12:11:17
If we fail to get a deal done for the second window in succession then someone needs to be held accountable. Its no way to do business, and makes others very wary of dealing with us.

4.) 14 Jan 2020 12:37:51
Ed002 has been consistent on this one.

United want the player.
Sporting need money.
Have set a price for the player.
United tried to pressure them into taking a lower offer in the summer.
United are still trying to pressure them into accepting a lower offer.

I don’t think the club know anything but amateur hour at this stage.

5.) 14 Jan 2020 13:03:34
The way this is being conducted I wouldn't be surprised to see the negotiations collapse again.

6.) 14 Jan 2020 13:44:20
Priceless it really is. if Ole wants the player just pay the fee and get the transfer over the line. I have lost count of the amount of players we never signed over the years because we penny pinch all the time. Clubs like Chelsea, Man City and to a degree Liverpool just pay the fee and get the player. It's just embarrassing, the club from the top down is a complete laughing stock.

7.) 14 Jan 2020 15:20:26
Yea that’s now business works, just pay whatever they want, £490m if you need to, get it done!

8.) 14 Jan 2020 15:44:41
Worse still is that we dither that much that when we eventually do sign a player it is out of desperation and usually overpay.

9.) 14 Jan 2020 16:36:33
GDS, yeah that’s how business works - you want to buy my best player, I give you a price, you spend the entire summer trying to drive the price down, it doesn’t work and the player signs a new contract with a higher release clause, you come back in January still offering substantially below the asking price.

If United are unwilling to match the valuation and it’s clear that Sporting will not sell for what United are willing to pay, it’s time to focus on another target or just stump up the cash. It’s rank amateur behaviour by us, and Ed002 has already said that our ‘business’ practices in the transfer market are making other clubs reluctant to deal with us.

10.) 14 Jan 2020 16:39:27
I don't think anyone is saying that GDS. ed002 has explained that we are incredible amateurish when dealing with transfers.

11.) 14 Jan 2020 17:10:24
Mmmm. Sky Sports new have no news, so what should they report. Yes, the fact that no deal has taken place and try and spin some drama. Or get bets on.

12.) 14 Jan 2020 17:31:58
GDS2 - wow now that is a little bit to expensive for a player. Stop with the snide comments you know what I mean.

13.) 14 Jan 2020 19:25:04
The constant moaning is just very very boring, everyone so negative even though we are likely to buy a good player that we need. You literally have no idea what’s going on in negotiations yet everyone moaning about it.

If we want him as will get him.

14.) 14 Jan 2020 20:36:59
We paid £80mill for Maguire. I'll say that again. £80mill for Harry bang average centre back Maguire and now we are for the second time messing Sporting around over a player who is exactly what we need. If we sell Pogba the money will pay for Fernandes which will be a major upgrade.

15.) 14 Jan 2020 20:49:31
I think ed002 gives everyone a very detailed breakdown of what we are doing. Most definitely much more reliable and consistent than any other 'source' out there. So it's fair to rely upon his info when he says we are extremely amateurish when it comes to player negotiations. Not a negative, just the reality of where this club is right now when it comes to signing and selling players.

Let's be honest, they haven't got a very good track record. Fans have a right to voice their opinions and frustrations because these kinds of things have been happening for years.

I tell you what else gets very very boring, calling it boring all the time :)

16.) 14 Jan 2020 22:14:56
I can't remember many people calling Maguire bang average in the summer.

I argued several times that I would be stunned if he ever seemed like good value. That he was good in a couple of areas but lacking in others. I said there were many better options available at half the price.

Yet every time I said he wasn't that great I was shouted down. Told he was England's best player in a run to the semi finals of a world cup. That he was the leader we were crying out for, that he would organise our defence and make us tighter than a ducks arse in defence.

So I'm a little surprised to see comments like bang average less than six months later.

17.) 14 Jan 2020 23:06:08
GDS that is not true, just because we want him does not equate to signing him. Have you been in hiding the last few transfer windows?

18.) 14 Jan 2020 22:38:37
Hi ed's can you check if shappy's post above holds any sort of record for the most 'I's' in one post?

{Ed033's Note - Yep, just managed to get Norris McWhirter through on ye olde Ouija Board and it's confirmed - More I's' than a Chiton.

19.) 14 Jan 2020 22:41:11
Shappy, I don´t remember telling you he was the second coming and from what I've seen so far he´s just a very naughty boy.



11 Jan 2020 11:18:51
A lot more today on Fernandes to United, reckon this will go ahead Ed?

{Ed002's Note - My crystal ball is in storage, but it might do.}

1.) 11 Jan 2020 11:27:13
Haha, being serviced is it? Hopefully, he looks a good player.
Where in the world are you this weekend Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I am in Cornwall and hope to be for the next couple of weeks.}

2.) 11 Jan 2020 12:02:20

Were you mystic meg then?

3.) 11 Jan 2020 12:18:28
Love Cornwall ed, beautiful spot 👍.

{Ed002's Note - It was a nice day yesterday.}

4.) 11 Jan 2020 12:45:06
Cornwall's lovely, you could pop in for a chat on your way back up through Devon.

{Ed002's Note - I try and avoid stoppingon the dark side.}

5.) 11 Jan 2020 13:11:31
Enjoy, hope the weather stays kind 👍.

6.) 11 Jan 2020 14:53:31
I live in Cornwall. Just came back from a visit to Trebah Gardens. I highly recommend. Although I imagine Ed would be closer to Padstow and Rock.

{Ed002's Note - I understand it is very nice there. I am actually only just in Cornwall - close to the border.}

7.) 11 Jan 2020 15:05:41
I have family in Cornwall, although right at the far end in deepest darkest Cornwall. Penzance.

Lovely county, although they have some strange ideas about the order of cream and jam on a scone😂.

{Ed002's Note - So I understand.}

8.) 11 Jan 2020 17:10:00
No strange idea ideas Shappy. It's quite simple. The jam goes on first, cream on top.

But no doubt you will have a different view - I know what you are like when it comes to formations 😂😂

I am in Cornwall too.

9.) 11 Jan 2020 17:12:44
Ed002, not staying at a well know Golf and Country Club by any chance are you?

10.) 11 Jan 2020 17:12:44
Ed002, not staying at a well know Golf and Country Club by any chance are you?

{Ed002's Note - No I have a home here in Cornwall.}

11.) 11 Jan 2020 17:32:48
0h very nice too. As you say only just in Cornwall, where about are you (roughly of course - not trying to stalk you! )

Are you south, around the Saltash area or north around the Launceston area?

12.) 11 Jan 2020 18:40:18
Betty, think about it logically clotted cream is fancy butter (milk based dairy product) .

Would you spread butter on top of jam in a sandwich? Of course not that's madness.

You spread the clotted cream on first, then top with jam. Only sensible way to do it 🤔.

13.) 11 Jan 2020 21:19:50
Betty, this is painful to watch. Ed002's silence after your last post is deafening :)

14.) 11 Jan 2020 21:30:30
Yeah I know Nou. Obviously not important enough!

I will take the hint.

As for you Shappy, you are from a strange land far away where the Gin is on tap and the jam is on top, so I wouldn't expect any common sense. I did expect a whole load of statistics to back up your arguement though. But disappointed really 😂😂.

{Ed047's Note - where about in Cornwall are you Betty, West, Mid or East?

15.) 11 Jan 2020 22:24:02
Gin is a terrible drink drunk by depressed housewives and sad hipsters.

I'm a west country lad, so I drink rough cider, or occasionally spiced or dark rum.

Not originally from Devon, but find myself here. Stuck for a while while at Uni now as well.

What part of Cornwall are you based?

16.) 12 Jan 2020 00:29:03
Have I stumbled onto Grindr?

17.) 12 Jan 2020 07:24:05
Not sure Noucamp, maybe you could explain what type of discussions one would usually have on Grindr or whatever it's called? I really don't know.

Ed047 / Shappy, I am mid Cornwall not far from the south coast. I actually live about 5 minutes drive from Charlestown (of Poldark fame! ) and about the same distance to the Eden Project.

{Ed047's Note - it surprises me that Nou actually uses Grindr 🤣

I have a picture of Charlestown harbour in a spare room at home, weirdly, as I’ve never been there! 🤷‍♂️ Beautiful looking place though.

18.) 12 Jan 2020 09:00:22
Ah, so near St Austell.



09 Jan 2020 16:52:37
Well, we are at a low at the moment. I think it's clear even for the die hard stick by the manager fans like myself to say it's time to move on from Ole, probably a mistake to hire him full time anyway, a legend as a player but not the man to lead us.
Inept performances, it usually looks like a bunch of strangers have turned up on matchday and met each other for the first time most weeks, no plan except counter attack hoping something will come off, the players have not improved and there seems to he little direction from the management, I include Phelan and Carrick in this also.
Having said all that, a new manager will no doubt run into the same issues Jose did and LVG has mentioned, if the structure up above does not change will we be in thos same boat a year or so down the line.
Ed gets a lot of blame and rightly so but there are other people to point out, recruitment and negotiation has been poor and our injury record is appalling for years now, what is the deal with that, training?
I'm not sure how much will change with say Poch or Allegri coming in but I would say perhaps the players that are good, most notably AwB, Williams, McTominay, James, Rashford will get better with better coaching.
Players who are not of standard need moving on desperately and replaced, easier said than done when who is keen to come to us, a higher profile manager will attract players no doubt.
Still a big job on for someone but they need to be allowed to run the football side if things to the idea they have and this can only happen if the club stops running like a joke shop.
It says everything we need to know about where we are when I fully expect Norwich to go from OT with at least a point.
Anyway, rant over, come on the lads come saturday 3pm.



24 Dec 2019 22:26:17
Happy Christmas to the Ed's who do sterling work and to all my fellow posters, hope you all have a good one. All the best lads and lasses!

{Ed007's Note - Merry Christmas Shadwell

1.) 25 Dec 2019 07:44:54
Hahaha, cheers Ed.



14 Dec 2019 16:59:03
Well, what a big game tomorrow is now, a win takes us 2 points off 4th place. Whod have thought that pre the Spurs game.

1.) 14 Dec 2019 17:16:55
winning tomorrow and i think top 4 is duable, i mean Chelsea's been dropping points and even City haven't been as consistent as past years, if we find a way to beat teams outside top 6 then we should get to play champions league footy but you never know what Utd side is going to show up tomorrow, i hope the one that beat Spurs and City and not the one against Aston Villa, Newcastle and the others.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 07:01:32
I'm looking forward to the next match. It's been a while since I felt that. Thank you Ole for bringing smiles back to Old Trafford.




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28 Jan 2020 20:14:41
Hard not to be negative tbh when we seem to be clowns in every facet of the club but you are right, a very good player if he signs, build the team around type of signing I'd dare say.



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28 Jan 2020 19:10:49
Took us all month to pay what he's worth, amazing.



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24 Jan 2020 19:58:19
Ighalo and Slimani, jeez, may aswell lace my own boots up of we are that desperate.



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10 Jan 2020 19:08:38
Until he's holding up the shirt next to Ole I don't believe a thing anymore lol.



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10 Jan 2020 14:32:34
Thanks Ed.




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28 Jan 2020 18:13:08
Probably a few people involved in transfer process, doesn't Ed just sign off on the deals not actually negotiate them?



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27 Jan 2020 09:50:14
Tbf, this Liverpool team is very good and could dominate for years to come, City have also been very good over the recent years.
However, I wouldn't say that United haven't achieved what City or Liverpool have, yes points totals wise have been impressive but we won 3 PL titles in a row, we won a double double, a treble, multiple cups across the world and played some of the best football ever seen.
That's not to take away from what City or Liverpool are doing atm or have done and hate to say it but hats off to the scousers, they do the business, have a good model, a good young squad and play great stuff and in addition can grind results out but, City also dominated and played amazing stuff and maybe biased but I wouldn't swap any of our title and dominating teams for theirs, it would need Liverpool or City to start racking up titles and cups over years and years to start saying they've achieved more than United in their pomp, let's not forget United's pomp continued for 2 decades and new domainat squads was
built, but the way Liverpool look and with their young, talented squad they very well could achieve more, a conversation for a decade down the line tho.



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24 Jan 2020 09:09:24
The club know they should remove him, loathe to do so but realise that they should. Tbf Ole will always be a legend for this club but he's not the right manager which means the club will have to go back on what it would like to do and re hire. Problem is the structure of the club, recruitment, negotiation etc is also wrong so seems to be why we are in this endless cycle, it seems almost irrelevant who the manager is at present but unfortunately we do need a better class of management and ideally a Campos or alike in place with them.



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11 Jan 2020 11:27:13
Haha, being serviced is it? Hopefully, he looks a good player.
Where in the world are you this weekend Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I am in Cornwall and hope to be for the next couple of weeks.}



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05 Jan 2020 11:56:55
Why we rowing and banging on about Ole and the past, the club will look to make a change if Ole does not make CL football and tbh, any manager would struggle at OT with the clown up above them running things. Before we can say this or that manager needs staying or bringing in we need to restructure above then look at putting an identity into recruitment.
Ole may not be the right man or good enough but there's no need to bash him as the club is ran like a joke atm anyway.